So I asked Elaine (my colleague at work) if she had any good recipes to put on the website and she told me that when she and her husband were buying their first house together they often ate egg and chips so they could save money.
This got me thinking of what you can actually make with those two ingredients, to make them a bit more interesting if you are eating them on a regular basis:
Poached egg and chips with Asparagus:
I am useless at poaching eggs but I saw an article on Facebook showing you how to cook them in cling film in boiling water so I thought I’d give it a try:
I added some asparagus to the boiling water for the same amount of time so I was only using one saucepan. Asparagus is really cheap at this time of year and is great for one of your five a day. It also tastes great dipped in egg yolk!
After cooking the oven chips until golden brown I placed everything in a bowl and watched my 11 year old son devour the lot.
I cooked some oven chips in an oven proof dish until golden brown. Then covered them with a couple of whisked eggs and added some salt and pepper for seasoning. Then I placed the dish back in the oven until the omelette was cooked through. I then added some rocket garnish, but you can try parsley or spinach. Anything green and edible will do!
If you prefer a light fluffy omelette add a desert spoon of boiling water to the eggs whilst you are whisking them.
Healthier Spanish Omlette
For a healthier version of the above, cut a potato (you can also use sweet potatoes) into slices keeping the skin on if you want to save time and benefit from the extra potassium and iron potato skins give you.
Toss them in some olive oil with a pinch of salt and cook as you would your oven chips. Add a sprig of rosemary, this is really easy to grow in pots or in the garden.
Preparing the chips this way may take a few minutes longer but taste just as yummy and also has some great health benefits.