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Old 06-20-2005, 07:42 AM
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Worms and Eyeballs----Kids' Cooking Contest Winner

This weekís recipe was submitted to us by 6 & 1/2 year old Patrick in Ohio. Patrick says "I really liked making this with my mom. I learned how to peel a carrot, cut snow peas, mix meatballs and eat the results! They were yummy!".

Worms and Eyeballs

Tools needed:

Large mixing bowl
Wooden Spoon
1 tbls. measuring spoon
Large Saute Pan
6 qt. pan
Vegetable Peeler
Baking Pan
Liquid Measuring cup
Cutting board


1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped ginger root
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 small red pepper, 1/4 finely chopped and 3/4 thinly sliced
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce( Chinese style barbecue sauce)
Salt and coarse black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup bean spouts
1 cup snow pea pods, Cut in 1/2
1 pound bucatini, cooked to al dente - follow package directions
1/4 to 1/3 cup dark soy (Tamari) sauce, eyeball it

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine chicken, garlic, ginger, scallions, finely chopped red bell pepper, hoisin and salt and pepper. Roll meatballs into the size of chicken eyeballs. Place balls on a nonstick cookie sheet and coat lightly with vegetable oil, about 1 1_2 tablespoons. Roll balls around with your hands to gently coat with the oil. Roast the chicken eyeballs 10 to 12 minutes in a very hot oven.

About 5 minutes from the meatballs coming out of the oven, start stir-frying the veggies. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add remaining 1 1_2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the sliced red bell pepper, carrots, spouts and pea pods to hot pan. Stir fry 1 minute, then drain noodles and add them to the vegetables. Add dark soy sauce to the noodles and toss to combine and evenly coat.

Transfer noodles to a serving platter and top with chicken eyeballs.

Prep time: 30 mins.
Serves: 4 to

Credit: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals for Kids : Cooking Rocks!
Publisher: Lake Isle Press_ Spiral edition (October 25, 2004)

Great recipe Patrick!

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