Portly Cooks | Corn flake Coated Buffalo Chicken Bun

Sometimes you just need a bit of spice in your meals. This buffalo baked chicken does the trick. 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs 1 cup of Corn flakes 1 egg 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Chicken Seasoning (Tesco) 2 Brioche Buns Franks Red Hot Sauce Start off by sticking the Cornflakes, paprika and chicken seasoning…

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 |Breaded Gurnard Tostada with Sweetcorn Chilli Salsa

Gurnard is a fantastic little fish, although when whole they look a little depressed don’t let their glum expression put you off, the flavour is fab!  This one is a nice and easy way to try gurnard if you’re a little unsure about trying different fish. 2 Fillets Gurnard 1 small tin Sweetcorn 2 Salad…

Portly Cooks | Truffled Mac n Cheese

Mac n cheese is up there as one of the all-time great comfort foods. I made this one on a whim as I couldn’t be bothered to go to the supermarket to get anything else for dinner, so it was a case of ‘what do I have in the cupboards and fridge!?’ 100g Macaroni 1…

Portly Cooks | Baked Spiced Beef Pita with Pickles

I was given the recipe for this by my friend Tom. However, I couldn’t find any lamb mince so this is beef and I have changed a few of the spices because of what I had in my cupboard but it’s essentially the same idea. 1 Pita 100g Lean Steak Mince ½ tsp Paprika ½…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well here is one for when you’ve craving bakery made cookies. This recipe (makes about 15) is pretty rock solid and will give you nicely crispy cookies with a slightly chewy centre… perfect! 150g Self Raising Flour 1 pinch Salt 100ml Oil 110g Light Brown Sugar 50g Caster Sugar 1 Egg 100g Dark Chocolate Chips…

Portly Cooks | Scotch Eggs

I love homemade Scotch Eggs, my mum used to make them for us when we were little. This is actually my first go at making them and they didn’t turn out too bad! I’ll be honest though, I’m bad at boiling eggs, I did 6 originally but two broke when I was peeling them… So……

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 | Baked Eggs

I’ve been playing around with eggs recently. I love them but rarely eat them because I would rather have the extra time in bed than make breakfast. I am fully aware that they aren’t just reserved for the breakfast table though.  These ones are done in a muffin pan so make it dead easy for…