Aug 26th, 2014
I couldn’t resist making this one for my friends at the weekend – so that if they asked me what was for dinner I could say ‘Egg and Chips with a slice’.
So for the ‘Egg’ component – I fried two medium onions and two large peppers (any colour) until soft and towards the end of the cooking time I added a couple of cloves of chopped garlic. I then added three large handfuls of cherry tomatoes and let them cook down for a few minutes. Finally I stirred in a can of bought ratatouille (I know this sounds a bit odd but I am a huge fan of this because it adds loads of healthy veg without having to obtain and prepare them all separately – a big bonus when you live miles from the nearest shop). This mixture goes into a casserole dish and should be thick enough to make some dents in the top with the back of a spoon. Make two dents per person (this would serve up to four) and carefully crack a large egg into each. Season well and put into a pre-heated oven at 180. The eggs take about 10 minutes to set – but keep an eye on them because they are not nice either over or under cooked.
During the meanwhilst (:)) make the chips. Take a couple of large potatoes per person, wash (don’t peel) and cut into thick chips. Put into boiling water and cook for about 10 mins until starting to get soft. Preheat the oven to max and put a deep baking tray into it with a couple of tablespoons of oil (olive is probably a waste for this so I just use the cheaper sunflower). Drain the potatoes and put in the tray – then toss with the oil, loads of paprika and some salt and pepper. Stick back in the oven and cook for about 15 mins until golden brown – turning once in the middle of cooking.
For the ‘slice’ make some flatbreads – I just make a batch of dough in my breadmaker – on the ‘pizza’ programme which only takes 45 minutes. Then I divide into four, and roll out into disks which I leave for about 15 minutes to rise again. Once they are a bit puffy I cook them on the griddle.
I’d have liked to have shown a picture of the whole meal but it went down so quickly I didn’t get a chance. Anyway – it was super-good and the picture attached is one of the flatbreads.