Pork Sausages with Mashed Potato

Pork sausages with mashed potato

An old time favourite for the cook as well as the consumer. Pork sausages and mash.

Ingredients

10 pork sausages
2 red onions
1 tsp italian spice
2 tbsp olive oil

For the mash

7 medium sized potatoes
1/4 cup chopped spring onion
30g butter, cubed
1 tsp garlic salt
40 ml milk
salt & black pepper

Dijon mustard to serve.

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius. I used some lean pork sausages for this recipe, but you can use any sausages you like, even chicken if you prefer. Place the sausages in an oven tray (I sliced them diagonally to give it a bit of texture, but feel free to leave them whole). Thickly slice the onion and add to the sausages. Now sprinkle over the italian spice and drizzle over the olive oil. Oven roast for 40 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked and crispy on the outside.

Boil the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until soft. Once cooked, it is time to mash them potatoes. Add your butter, milk, garlic salt, chopped spring onion and salt & pepper and mash together until soft. Add more milk if necessary. Serve with the oven roasted sausages and onion and some Dijon mustard. Yum!

Ginger Beef with Egg Noodles

Ginger beef and egg noodle

I was in the mood for some egg noodles, and decided to combine it with some fried beef. Very quick and easy to make, and tastes delicious.

Ingredients

1 tbsp chopped fresh root ginger
1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 tsp sesame seeds
salt and black pepper
400g stir fry beef
30 ml chopped spring onion
1 red chili, sliced
1 packet of egg noodles
1/2 cube of vegetable stock

Method

In a big pot, add the noodles, vegetable stock and boiling water and cook for 5 – 10 minutes. Strain and set aside. In a wok add the olive oil, sesame oil, soya sauce, chopped ginger, chopped garlic and some salt and pepper and fry for 2 minutes. Add the beef and allow to fry until the beef is cooked. Add the chopped spring onion and sesame seeds and fry for another 2 minutes. Serve with the sliced red chili and egg noodles.

Enjoy!
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Scones

Strobist: Boot camp II: Assignment 2 - Scones

I was in the mood for something different to the normal lunch and decided to make some scones. It is a lovely light lunch and is very quick and easy to prepare.

Ingredients

2 large eggs
100 ml milk
2.5 cups self raising flower
2 tsp baking powder
150 g butter
pinch of salt

Method

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and add the butter. Do not melt the butter. Use your hands to work the butter into the flour mixture until it forms crumbs. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk. Mix together and add to the flour mixture. Again using your hangs, mix all the ingredients together until a dough is formed. Roll out the dough and cut out 1.5 cm thick round pieces by using either a cookie cutter, or alternatively use the open side of a glass. Using a brush, brush some milk or beaten egg on the top of the scones to make them nice and brown. Place the scones on top of some baking paper in a oven tray and in to the preheated oven. Allow to bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the scones are brown at the top. Allow to cool for 3 – 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with cheese, jam, whipped cream or just plain butter…what ever you prefer.

Beef Salad with Fried Mozzarella

Beef salad with deep fried mozzarella

Salads, salads, salads…so many ingredients to choose from. What, O! what shall we combine next?

Ingredients

300g eye round steak
1 tbsp chopped rosemary
3 tbsp olive oil
100g mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup plain flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
mixed baby herb leaves for salad

Method

Marinate the steak in 2 tbsp of oil and the rosemary for 30 minutes. While the meat is marinating, start to crumb the mozzarella. Dip into the flour, then the egg, and then finally the bread crumbs. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and fry the mozzarella on all sides. If it starts to leak out, don’t worry. It will still taste divine and will add some texture to your salad. After the meat has marinated, fry on a griddle pan until cooked to your preference, and thinly slice the steak. Place the mixed baby herb leaves and onion on a plate and top off with the beef and mozzarella. Serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.