Rough potato mash & spinash


Heart attack in a plate... so tasty!

Heart attack in a plate… so tasty!

Dinner for 2 – oozing with herbs & garlic butter 

Ingredients: 200grs mince beef – 1 small onion – 4 garlic kernels – Salt & white peppers – 6 medium unpeeled potatoes – 10 cubes of frozen spinach leaves – Hand full of chopped parsley. 

Prepare the mince beef steaks: Peel and finely chop ½ the onion & 4 garlic cloves. Add both to the mince eat with a pinch of white grounded pepper & Salt. Mix well using your hand and then, form two steak s from the mix. I do not use egg to keep the mince together as I believe the meat has it own binding agent.

Into a hot frying pan, put a knob of butter. Once melted, place your two steaks and cook each side for about 3 minutes depending of how well cooked you like your meat. I like mine well dead!

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It is burning! I got distracted… Doh!

DSC01749Once you turn the steaks to cook the other side, make some space in the pan and add the unfrozen spinach. This way, the spinach will cook while absorbing the flavours from the meat. Remember to salt and pepper the spinach and stir with a folk from top to bottom. By this time the steak should be cooked on both sides.  Remove the pan from the fire and cover. This way, the spinach will finish cooking with the steam.

For the mash: Wash, cut and place the unpeeled potatoes in a pan with some salty water. Let it cook for about 10-15 minutes until really soft (the cooking time will depend on the thickness of the potatoes cuts).

Remove from fire and mash with a knob of garlic butter. This is a rough mash and doesn’t need to be smooth. Feel free to add some tangy cheese too if you’ve go some.

This dish is full of butter and fatty stuff. So, for the next few days, stay away from overly sweet and creamy stuff. This makes for a balanced diet and maintaining a regular weight.

Bon Appetit! 🙂

The Random Croissant


We are Saturday today and I was working away in Newcastle (North East UK) this week. I woke up with next to nothing to eat in the house. All I had was a croissant that I failed to eat from my breakfast yesterday… it was such a busy day what can I say?  I proceeded this morning to make said croissant interesting.

 So, I found in the house the following ingredients:DSC01688

-A small carrot; thinly sliced

-Half a red onion; thinly sliced

-2 cloves of garlic; thinly chopped

-A brazil nut; to grate

-Pure olive oil.

 *I stated by butterflying my not so fresh croissant and warming it in the oven until slightly crunchy.

*In a really hot frying pan with a bit of olive oil, fry the onion with thyme, then add in chopped garlic and carrot.  Add in a pinch of salt then stir until the carrot is cooked to your liking.

The Random Breakfast!*Place the crunchy/warm croissant in a serving dish; pour the content on your frying pan on the croissant. Then grate the raw Brazil nut on top of all that.

I didn’t have milk so, fresh grounded black coffee was my hot drink to accompany all that. Voila!

This is my idea of a random fry-up. Hope you’ll try it.

C ya!

 The Nutter