Fried Potato, Bacon and Egg Hash

I really fancied some bacon this morning and had some potatoes in so thought I would make a fried potato, bacon and egg hash. This recipe would be a good way to use up any leftover potatoes from your Sunday dinner or if you have some leftovers to use up.

It's also quite a substantial breakfast to set you up for a long day. To be honest though, I'd quite happily eat this at any time of day, so doesn't need to be restricted to breakfast!

Serves 2 


  • Approx 250 g Potatoes, boiled and chopped into cubes or chunks
  • 4 slices of Smoked Bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. Fry off the bacon in a frying pan, on a medium - high heat. Cook for a couple of minutes until the bacon starts to cook through.
  2. Add a little oil to the pan and add the potatoes, cook for approximately 5 minutes until the potatoes have warmed through.
  3. Add the paprika, salt and pepper to the pan and stir through.
  4. Add the eggs to the pan, stirring round the egg in the pan so that it starts to coat the bacon and potao mixture. Cook until the egg has cooked through, it will only take a minute or so.


Creme Fraiche Chicken

This was so simple and tasty, that I would definitely have it again. I'd also like to experiment with the different vegetables in the dish.

There was just enough bacon in the dish, to give the slightly smoky bacon taste and the taste of the hard cheese coming through. I ate this wish just the vegetables, but I think this would be good served with some pasta or some potatoes.

Serves - 4

  • 500 g chicken, diced
  • 205 g of fine trimmed beans, cut in half while still in the packet
  • 2 courgettes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of hard grated cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
  • 3 heaped dessert spoons Creme Fraiche
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Oil
  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium - high heat, add the chicken to the pan and brown the chicken, until almost cooked through.
  2. Add the mustard to the pan, stir through and add the courgettes and the beans.
  3. Stir through and fry for a minute, add the creme fraiche, salt and pepper and the cheese.
  4. Put a lid on the pan and turn down the heat, cook through for 5 to 10 minutes.
I think this would go really nice with pasta or some new potatoes. I just ate it on its own though and it was still really nice.


Roast Chicken Leg with Quinoa, Dried Pork Sausage, Feta & Peppers

We had a Quinoa, Feta, Pepper and Tomato salad a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I decided that I would quite like to have this again, as we still had some Quinoa left. This time it was served with some chicken and we used some of the leftover dried pork sausages up.

I really liked the Roast Chicken with the Quinoa Salad. I would definitely have this again. Lovely for a meal when the weather is a little warmer, thought I could probably eat this all year round.

Serves 4

  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 mug of Quinoa
  • 100 g Feta Cheese
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • a handful of dried pork sausage, chopped

  1. Boil a kettle, and boil the Quinoa with 2 mugs of boiling water. Add the stock cube to the pan.
  2. Bring the pan to the boil, then turn the heat and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Take off the heat and put into a bowl, add the the vinegar, Peppers, Feta and sausage.
  3. While the Quinoa is cooking, you can start cooking the chicken leg. Seal them in a dry pan for 5 minutes then put into a pre-heated oven at 180 C. Cook for about 35 - 40 minutes.
  4. Serve with the Quinoa Salad.


Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Home Made Wedges

If you love chorizo like I do, then you'll love these burgers. I'd quite like to make these and cook them on the bbq. I served mine with a Gluten Free Ciabatta and home made wedges, but they would also be good with a nice salad.

Makes 6 burgers


350 g pork mince
1/2 chorizo sausage (approx 110 g)
1 slice of gluten free bread, blitzed into crumbs
1 onion, chopped finely
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 egg, slightly beaten
Oil for frying

4 medium sized potatoes
Approx1 tablespoon of Turkish spice mix
Salt and Pepper

  1. Blitz the chorizo and add to a bowl, along with the bread crumbs, pork mince, garlic powder, egg and paprika. Mix the meat mixture together and separate into 6 patties.
  2. Oil a plate slightly and put the burgers onto this, put it into the fridge for approx 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 C, put a baking tray in the oven with some oil. 
  4. Cut the potatoes into wedges, sprinkle with salt, pepper and the spices. Put onto the preheated oven tray and bake for approximately 30 - 40 minutes, or until the potato is full cooked through.


Menu Week Commencing 16/06/13 - 22/06/13

We travelled back from Whitby on the Sunday, so we didn't really eat as we normally would. We did end up having some Smoked Kippers from Whitby though, which were really good.

Meal Plan 16/06/13 - 22/06/13

Chorizo and Pepper Spanish Tortilla

Chicken Pieces, Feta Cheese, Quinoa Sliced Pepper Salad 

Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Wedges

Pork Tacos 

Chicken in Crème Fraiche Sauce with Courgette and Beans

Feta Cheese, Tuna and Avocado  Salad, Balsamic & Olive Oil

Shopping List

Chorizo £2.50
Bacon £10.00 (3 for £10 deal)
Breaded Chicken (3 for £10 deal)
Pork Mince (3 for £10 deal)
Sliced ham £1.00
Cheddar £2.00
Sweetcorn x 2 £1.20
Chicken Legs £2.54
Mayonnaise £0.82
Milk - 4 pints £1.00
Smart Price Passata £0.29
Asda Crème Fraiche £1.10
Asda Smart Price Small Potatoes £0.69
Bag of Smart Price Peppers £1.65
Bananas (1.32 kg) £0.90
1 Loose Red Onion (0.145 kg) £0.12
Lettuce £0.50
1/2 Cucumber £0.40
Asda Feta Cheese £1.00
Courgettes £1.00
Fine Beans £1.00
Avocado £1.00
6 x Pink Lady Apples (0.96 kg) £3.02
Jumbo Garlic £0.47
Crunchy Nut Cornflakes £2.00
Honey Nut Loops £2.00
GF Choc Stars £2.00
Taco £1.54
GF Ciabatta £2.00
Onions £1.00
Reduced Sliced Bread £0.41

Total £45.15

We will probably have some leftovers to take into next week. The breaded chicken is for the other half as he wants to make chicken and bacon pasta salad to take to work for lunch.