Recipe by Chef mariajane
Old-fashioned egg noodles are as good as ever. Here they are paired with quick cooking turkey cutlets - a real convenience food. The salty bacon helps bring out the flavor of the milk turkey - and rosemary enhances them both....
- 1⁄4 lb sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips
- 1 lb turkey cutlets, cut into 1/2 x 1 1/2 -inch strips
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 10 ounces prewashed spinach
- 1⁄2 cup canned low sodium chicken broth or 1⁄2 cup homemade stock
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
- 1⁄2 lb wide egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large frying pan, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and just crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
- Heat the remaining bacon fat over moderately high heat. Sprinkle the turkey with 1/4 tsp.each salt and pepper. Add the turkey to the pan, in two batches , if necessary, and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- Remove any tough stems from the spinach. Add the broth, rosemary, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoons salt to the pan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dislodge any brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, just until wilted - 1-2 minutes.
- In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the noodles until just done, about 3 minutes. Drain. Add the noodles, butter and the remaining 1/4 teaspoons pepper to the frying pan and stir until the butter melts. Stir in the turkey with any accumulated juices and the bacon.