Cheesy Potato Pie

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

Today I have another simple side dish to make for any occasion. It is nice and cheesy with crispy edges. This pie was very tasty and is best enjoyed hot. Also, if you are a gravy fan, it would be nice to drizzle some over the top.

Recipe: Cheesy Potato Pie (serves 4)

Ingredients

6 potatoes

100g red Leicester cheese – grated

Splash of milk

1 tsp butter

1 tsp oil

50g kale

1 tsp diced onion

Method

  • Peel and dice the potatoes, wash and place in a pan of water to boil until just cooked.
  • Whilst the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a small pan and add the onion and kale cooking for 5 minutes, then leave to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, pour off the water and mash with milk and butter until smooth.
  • Add the kale and cheese to the mash and mix well, spoon the mixture into an oven dish, grating more cheese on top.
  • Cook the pie in the oven for 45 minutes until the cheese has melted and gone crispy.

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Hasselback Potatoes

Hello everyone, I hope you are well.

I love that potatoes are such a versatile ingredient and you can use them for so many dishes. The hassleback was something I’d seen a while ago and I decided to make it today. I saw a tip online that said to cut the potatoes whilst it rests on a spoon so that you don’t cut it all the way through and that tip worked really well. I used potatoes that were quite small and they took just over an hour to cook. I ate the hasselback potatoes with cheese, baked beans and salad.

Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes (serves 1)

Ingredients

4 small potatoes

Drizzle of oil

10g butter

Sprinkle of salt, chilli and oregano

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6
  • Wash the potatoes well, place onto a spoon and slice down the potato making sure not to cut all the way.
  • Place the potatoes onto a tray, rub a little butter over the top.
  • Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkle with salt, chilli and oregano.
  • Bake in the oven for about an hour until cooked right through.

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Beef Mince with Pea’s

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Today’s post is a super tasty minced beef recipe. It is full of flavour and goes down well with rice. I was very happy with how it turned out and the recipe is simple, the type of dish that you can leave to gently simmer on the stove whilst you get on with something else for a little while.

Recipe: Beef Mince with Pea’s (serves 5)

Ingredients

500g Minced beef

2 tbsp oil

1/2 onion – finely diced

1 garlic – crushed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp flour

1 tsp chilli sauce

1 tsp tomato ketchup

50g garden peas

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan, once hot add the onions and garlic frying for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add the minced beef and seasonings leaving to brown for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Next add the flour, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and garden pea’s stirring well.
  • Leave to simmer on a gentle heat for 20 minutes allowing some of the juice to reduce.
  • Serve with rice.

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Hot dog!!

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. Have things returned to ‘normal’ for you yet? I’ve recently started going back to work but everything is quite different, with the one way systems and social distancing. Today’s blog post is more for dinner inspiration but I have included a hot dog roll recipe. I ordered the sausages from an online company called lovewhatyoueat.co.uk in the flavour gammon, turkey and cranberry and my toppings were onion, lettuce and carrot. The sausages were quite salty but tasty nonetheless, something I would recommend!

Recipe: Hot dog rolls (makes 6)

Ingredients

50ml milk

50ml water

14g butter

250g bread flour

4g dried yeast

12g sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

(save 1 tbsp of the egg mixed with 2 tbsp of water for egg wash)

Method

  • Warm the milk, water and butter in a pan and leave to cool down.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
  • Once the milk mixture has cooled down, pour into the bowl with the egg, using your fingers to form a dough.
  • Knead for 5 minutes and place in a bowl, covered to rise for 1 hour.
  • Next, knock out the air and equally divide into six and roll into long finger shapes.
  • Place onto a lightly oiled oven tray, cover and leave again for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and brush the egg wash over the top of each roll.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Leave to cool before eating.

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Spicy Prawns, Rice & Broccoli

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog. The recipe today mostly focuses on the ingredients used for cooking the prawns. This has definitely got to be one of my favourite meals, I LOVE LOVE LOVE prawns, rice and broccoli!! It’s a nice meal to make and easy to prepare, I would advise preparing the broccoli and putting it into a pot ready to be cooked, then prepare your rice how ever you like and lastly the prawns. This meal tastes delicious, full of flavour with a spicy kick.

Recipe: Spicy Prawns (serves 2)

Ingredients

1 tsp oil

1/2 spring onion – finely sliced

1/2 vegetable stock cube

300ml hot water

1 tsp curry powder

Pinch of chilli powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp chilli sauce

1/2 tsp plain flour

Handful of sweetcorn

Sprinkle of garden peas

200g prawns

Method

  • Heat the oil a pan and add the spring onion. Mix 1/2 a stock cube and 300ml hot water together then pour into the pan.
  • Add the curry powder, chilli powder, sugar, chilli sauce and flour to the pan. Mix well and cover with a lid for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the sweetcorn and peas to the pan and cover again for a further 3 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add the prawns and cover again for 2 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.

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