Portly Cooks | Egg Fried Rice

One of my favourite dishes to order on the rare occasion I have a Chinese take-out is Egg Fried Rice. Not to eat with the rest of my sumptuous dinner (I have quite the order). But to enjoy cold the next day, I have long held the belief that a take-out should cover the evening…

Portly Cooks | Scotch Glazed Pork Shoulder Steaks

Here is a little something for the weekend, the original version called for bourbon, I had none, so went for scotch it did the same job and let’s be honest when you read a recipe you never know what it’s supposed to taste like. Whatever it tastes like is the correct flavour! 2 Pork Shoulder…

Portly Cooks | Huevos Rancheros

It’s not the prettiest dish in the world but it’s definitely tasty! I’d never actually made Huevos Rancheros before so this is my go at the classic brunch dish. 1 can Chopped Tomatoes 3 Eggs 1 Rasher Bacon 4 Spring Onions 1 Red Onion 1 Large Red Bell Pepper 20ml Ketchup 1 tsp Smoked Paprika…

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…

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…

Portly Cooks | Carbonara

Carbonara, a classic Italain dish from the Eternal City itself. I have made a small sin with mine as i topped it with some finely chopped kale to give it some colour. The rest of it however, is true as far as I could to the ‘proper’ recipe… no cream. 3 Rashers Smoked Bacon cut…

Portly Cooks | Cacio e Pepe

This popped up on my Instagram newsfeed the other day in a post from @TastingTable and I decided that it needed to be made! So here it is. 100g Linguine 50g Grated Parmesan 1 tsbp Freshly Ground Black Pepper 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Egg It’s dead simple and super tasty. In some boiling salted…

Portly Cooks | Lunch | Singapore Style Udon

Recently I’ve been trying to be good and make lunch to take with me rather than spending a fortune on sandwiches. This is a variation on that Take-out classic Singapore Noodles. 1 small Chicken Breast 1 pk Amoy Straight to wok Udon 1 Green Chilli 3 Spring Onions 100g Beansprouts 25ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce 10ml…

Portly Cooks | Poached Smoked Haddock and Egg

Lovely one this, for a simple weekend brunch. 200g Smoked Haddock 1 Egg 50g Samphire It really is dead simple. In one pan boil the smaphire for about a minute and then leave to one side. In a frying pan, bring some more water to the boil and poach the haddock (about 4 minutes). In…

Portly Cooks | Eggs Royale

This a complete cheats version of Eggs Royale. I was in a rush for something for breakfast the other day and this sprang to my mind, so here it is! 1 Egg 1/2 Soft White Roll or English Muffin 100g Chapel and Swan Smoked Salmon Water 1 tbsp Hollandaise Sauce (I used Atkins & Potts)…