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Herbs and garlic potatoes


Roast tinned potatoes
Roast tinned potatoes

Serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 800g tinned new potatoes
  • 40g fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Method:

Ideally, the tinned new potatoes should be eaten as is, just warmed up or deep fried to give it a bit of hardness and colour. I roasted mine.

Add fresh parsley & garlic Add fresh parsley & garlic

 

Herbs and garlic potatoes
Herbs and garlic potatoes

Drain the potatoes, halve them, put them in an oven dish and add a hand full of chopped parsley and minced garlic. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Also add 3 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to mix and place the dish in the oven for 1 hour at 200°C.

Done. Better not reheat it. Any left overs can be added to a cold salad.

potatoes & ratatouille
potatoes & ratatouille

I served mine with a ratatouille. Enjoy.

This recipe was made as part of the foodbank menu for http://www.MadeByHortense.com

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Tinned asparagus, spinach and parsley soup


Soup for 5 people with home-made croutons

Ingredients for the soup
Ingredients for the soup

Ingredients:

  • 50g fresh parsley
  • 265g drained spinach – 1 small tin
  • 244g drained asparagus – 1 small tin
  • 10g fresh ginger
  • 50g onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 heaps tablespoon dry milk
  • 2 stock cubes

Method:

Dice onion, garlic and ginger. It is preferable to grate the ginger if you can. If you do not have a grater, finely chop it, then bash to bring out it full flavour.

Removed parsley leaves from the stalk, rinse and chop. Set aside. Drain the spinach and asparagus, leave them for 5-10 minutes in the sieve to allow as much liquid from the tin as possible to drain away.

Prepare the stock; place the stock cubes to dissolve in 800ml of boiling water and stir in the dry milk until all the granules have dissolved set aside.

In a deep pan, heat 3 tablespoons oil and fry for two minutes the ginger, onion and garlic.

Add the asparagus, spinach salt and pepper then simmer until the all the water evaporates. This will take about 5 minutes to 7 minutes on medium heat. Do not cover the pan.

Tinned vegetables tend to be off colour
Tinned vegetables tend to be off colour

Add the stock and bring the contents of the pan to boil until it no longer foams. That will take another 5 minutes.

Taste and adjust the seasoning. Now add the parsley and simmer for just 3 minutes to wilt it. Do not let the parsley lose its colour.

Remove the pan from the heat and using a hand blender, liquidize the content of the pan until smooth before serving as suggested with the croutons.

Serving suggestion
Serving suggestion

PS: Recipe created as part of a foodbank menu specially made for www.MadeByHortense.com. Find on there more recipes for inexpensive themed eats and meals for the family. The foodbank menu can be found here http://madebyhortense.com/2015/05/31/next-a-foodbank-menu/ 

Enjoy!

See the Croutons recipe on the next post.

 

 

Potatoes, leek and tuna frittata


Ingredients for 4 portions:

  • 6 small potatoes
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley & celery
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic granules
  • 3 eggs
  • Tuna chunks (150g drained)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dry chilli pepper

Method:

Peel the potatoes and slice them very thinly like on the picture below. Cut the tomatoes in the same way. Chop the parsley and celery thinly and set them aside. Do the same for the onion.

Flake the tuna, then, beat the 3 eggs with salt, garlic & pepper granules and black pepper. Add tuna to the mix, set aside.

fried potatoes

In a large frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil and brown the chopped onions for 2 minutes. Add the slices of potatoes and allow to brown and soften for 2 minutes on each side, then add the celery, stir for 1 minute. Now, lay the slices of tomatoes on top of the mix, spread the chopped parsley on top of the tomato. Then, evenly distribute the beaten eggs and tuna mixture in the pan.

Tomatoes layer
Tomatoes layer

Slightly shake the pan to make sure that the eggs reach the bottom. Allow two minutes for the omelette to form at the bottom. Using another pan or a large plate, cover the frying pan and turn the contents upside down. Place the pan back on the hob for another two minutes to allow the other side of the frittata to cook through. Allow 1 or 2 more minutes each side if you do not like your eggs runny.

Et voila!
Et voila!

Your frittata is ready to serve. Enjoy it on its own or with a little green salad.

Sausage fried rice


Serving suggestion
Serving suggestion

Ingredients for 4 portions:

Hot dogs and rice from the parcel
Hot dogs and rice from the parcel
  • 350g rice
  • 3 tinned hotdogs – Sliced
  • 3 medium carrots – chopped
  • 1 medium onion – thinly cut
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic granules
  • Fresh Parsley – chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 stock cube

Start by peeling, chopping and cutting everything that needs to be prepped before starting.

Best to prep everything before hand
Best to prep everything before hand

Method:

Rinse the rice and place it in a deep pan with 350ml water, a bit of salt and a table spoon of vegetable oil. Cover the pot and leave to cook for 8 minutes. Once the water has evaporated, stir the rice, cover it and turn the heat right down to allow it to finish cooking with steam alone for another 10 minutes.

Once the rice is ready and the other ingredients prepared, heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok or a large frying pan. Fry the onions for 2 minutes. Add the cut hotdogs and fry until brown with crisp edges.

Now add the carrots, a dust of garlic granules and salt. Stir well and cover for 1 minute to soften the carrots. Now, fold in the rice with 1 crushed vegetable stock cube, black pepper and 50ml of water. Stir and cover. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes to allow all liquid to evaporate and the rice to absorb the flavours. Remove from the heat and add in the finely chopped parsley before serving.

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Greens included!