Portly Cooks | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Liver and Bacon

Classic hearty dishes are the stuff of dreams on these cold winters nights, this one is flavour packed and to be honest dead cheap too! 150g Lambs Liver 1 Rasher Back Bacon 1 Red Onion 1 Beef Oxo Cube Gravy Granules In a large pan/wok, cook the liver for about 2 minutes either side with…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Cooks | Roasted Chicken Leg, Sun Dried Tomato and Bacon Linguine

Chicken literally goes with anything, this linguine has some of my favourite things in it; Sun dried tomatoes, bacon (everything is better with bacon) and savoy cabbage. 1 Chicken Leg 75g Linguine 2 tsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto 3 Rashers of Streaky Bacon 1 large leaf of Savoy Cabbage 6/7 Sun Dried Tomatoes 20g Parmesan…

Portly Cooks | Pork Chop and Chilli Corn

When you are in need of a quick and easy dinner nothing is better than a pork chop baked in the oven. You can just stick it in there and leave it, grab a shower, have a coffee whatever you need to do.  To go with the pork the simplest of accompaniments that only requires…

Portly Cooks | Scallops with Orzo Squid Ink Risotto

Orzo, I’ve got really into using it recently, having found that I can make my favourite risotto style dishes in more than half the time with this rice shaped pasta. 3 Scallops 75g Orzo 200ml Chicken Stock 2 sachets Squid Ink (16ml) 1 rasher Bacon Seasoning Start off by chopping the bacon into small dice…

Portly Cooks | Chicken and Bacon Burger

Chicken burger, I don’t normally order them when I’m out and about but at home I do like to make them as you can be a generous as you like with toppings and extras, and nobody cares if you get all messy! 1 Chicken Breast 1 rasher bacon 1 Gherkin 1 Burger Bun 2 Slices…

Portly Cooks | Baked Pork Chop with Shredded Sprouts

There is something about a pork chop, it has the answer when you can’t think of what to have for dinner. 1 Pork Chop 6 Brussels Sprouts ½ Medium Courgette 2 Rashers Back Bacon Seasoning Heat the oven to 200c and on a baking sheet season the chop on both sides. Stick it in the…

Portly Cooks | Sausage and Egg McMuffin without the Muffin

Breakfast, something we should eat (apparently) although I do quite well without it. Seeing as we all have some time off in theses few weird days between eating too much and drinking too much here’s my go at a proper version of a ‘Sausage and Egg McMufin’  without the muffin… Soft White Roll 1 Rasher…