Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Poubelle" Stir Fry

“La Poubelle” is French for “the garbage can” but is also the name of a sandwich I came to know while serving as Mormon missionary in France.   To make this sandwich you just stuff all your leftover odds and ends from the fridge into the hollowed out end of a baguette.   I have no idea if this sandwich is something really eaten by French people or if it is the creation of the cash-poor- but- always- hungry 19-year old male missionaries that we worked with.  Either way it was a great way to clean out the fridge, save money and eat lunch at same time. 

 Almost 15 years later I have adapted this idea to create Poubelle Stir-Fry.  Bon Appétit!

 2 cloves garlic
2 T grated ginger
2 T olive oil

Any  of the following
Onions – any color
Bell peppers – any color
Carrots – cut into thin rounds or half-rounds
Burdock root
Any other “hardy” vegetable

Any of the following
Green onions
Snow peas
Bean sprouts
Any other “delicate” vegetable

½ lb cooked spaghetti
Cooked chicken meat - optional

2 tsp sesame oil
2 T soy sauce

Heat oil.  Add ginger and garlic.  Saute 1 minute.  Add hardy vegetables.  Stir to coat.  Cook ‘till almost tender.  Add tender vegetables.  Add sesame and soy.  Add pasta and stir ‘till noodles are well coated. 


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