Portly Cooks | Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a new one to me but oh my god its good! Serves 2 2 Chicken Thighs 2 Chicken Drumsticks 100g Flour plus extra for dusting Milk – enough to make a loose pancake like batter Hot Sauce Oil for frying plus a little more for the seasoning 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper…

Portly Cooks | Soft Shell Crab

Soft shell crabs are up there as some of my favourite seafood. The fact gyou can eat the whole thing is just amazing! they are the reason I go to a noodle restaurant near me as they are on the starter menu, I’ve finally got some for myself. 3 Soft Shell Crabs Flour Red Chilli…

Portly Cooks | Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Now here is something a little different and I’ll be honest I saw this on TikTok (don’t hate me) of all places.  I had to try it so I made my own version of it and you know what? Its freaking epic! 3 Large Oyster Mushrooms 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Cooks | Tempura

I love Tempura, well to be fair anything battered is pretty amazing, tempura has a lightness and crunch that makes it particularly awesome. A selection of Seafood/what ever you fancy battering I used; Prawns, Scallops, Courgette and Broccoli 1 Egg 1/3 Cup Flour Water You’ll make more batter than you need but it needs to…

Portly Cooks | Snack Food | Homemade Crisps

So tomorrow night is New Year’s Eve, you’re going to need some snack food. if you have time to potter about in the kitchen tomorrow morning why not make your own crisps for your guests to crunch on after a few drinks? They work out fairly cheaply too considering I picked up a 2kg bag…

Portly Cooks | Hong Shao Rou… again

I’ve talked about this dish n here a lot before but… this is the new and improved version, basically its got a couple ingredients. For the rice click here. 2x Pork Loin Steaks 75ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 30ml Soy 1 tsp Brown Sugar ½ tsp Ground Ginger ½ tsp Garlic Powder 100ml Water Start by…

Portly Cooks | Breaded Sprats

I never know what to do with Sprats and they always look so nice! I decided the only thing to do was to coat them and fry them! These make a perfect starter or nibbles if you are doing a dinner party too. 5-10 Sprats 100g Breadcrumbs 1 Egg Oil for frying Simple really, beat…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken Sandwich with Savoy ‘slaw

Fried Chicken, everybody loves it and this one should fix your fried chicken craving. 1 Skin on Chicken Thigh 200g Plain Flour 2 tsp All Purpose Seasoning ½ Chicken Oxo Cube 1 Deli Roll 1 Leaf Savoy Cabbage ¼ Red Onion 2 tbsp Mayonnaise Oil for Frying 100ml Buttermilk First off, marinade the chicken in…

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 | Squid and Prawns

Fried calamari is one of my favourite starters. I decided to make it for lunch with some prawns too for good measure. 1 Small Squid (cleaned and cut into rings) 5 King Prawns (shelled) 1 tbsp Seafood Sauce 1 cup Flour Oil for frying Put the flour, squid and prawns in a bag and give…