Portly Cooks | Breaded Mushrooms

12 Closed Cup Mushrooms 50g Corn Flakes Flour 2 Eggs Oil for frying 1 clove Garlic (Crushed) 2 tbsp Mayonnaise Blitz (in a food processor) the cornflakes to breadcrumb texture, beat the egg, dust the mushrooms in flour, dip in the egg and coat in the blitzed cornflakes. Deep fry for 3 minutes. Mix the…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Noodles

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner for those busy weeknights then look no further! 200g Mushrooms Handful Spinach 2x Spring onion 1 Nest Egg Noodles 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Mirin 1 tbsp Golden syrup Multiply by the number of people you are feeding if more…

Portly Cooks | Posh Pork?

This one looks like a lot of faff but it genuinely can be on the table in half an hour. Serves 2 2 Pork Belly Slices 1 Bunch Asparagus 1 Packet White Shimeji Mushrooms Cut the tips from the asparagus and then chunk up the stems and boil until tender. I zap them in the…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Pasta

I used dried mushrooms in this so I could use the stock made from re-hydrating them in the sauce, you don’t have to obviously a veg or chicken stock cube will do the same job. Serves 2 200g Oyster Mushrooms 50g Dried Shitake 120g Spaghetti (or your favourite one whatever you have to hand) Stock…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Mash Gnocchi

I’d never made gnocchi before making this dish, mainly because I’m not all that keen on mash potato… roast potatoes are clearly always much better right? Sorry about the cup measures and actual measure mix… it’s what I used to scoop out the mash. 1 cup leftover Mashed Potato 1.5 cups Flour 1 egg Oyster…

Portly Cooks |Harissa Spiced Beef and Wild Mushrooms on Hummus

Thinly cut strips of beef, slightly spicy harissa and smooth creamy hummus what’s not to like?  This one also works really well with any leftover beef you may have from your Sunday roast or even with no beef at all and a mix of more mushrooms and vegetables, use what you have. Serves 2 200g…

Portly Cooks |Pork Chop in Brandy, Thyme and Garlic Cream Sauce

Pork chops in thyme and brandy cream sauce, come on what is not to love about that!? Pork Chop 200ml Double Cream 1 Chicken Stock Cube 1 Spring Onion 1 Shot Brandy 1 tsp Thyme 200g Button Mushrooms Season the pork and cook on either side for 2 minutes.  Remove from the pan and rest,…

Portly Cooks | Weekend Steak Brunch

Sundays are for lazy days and indulging, this one is definitely one to enjoy whilst reading the Sunday papers. 100g Rump Steak 1 Rasher Bacon 1 Egg 2 Large Field Mushrooms 40g Kale Cut the mushrooms into small dice and then in a large pan cook for about 3 minutes on a high heat. While…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Soup

I rarely make a bowl of soup I know it’s dead easy to do but I cannot be bothered apart from an occasional broccoli and stilton homemade version, when I comes to soup… we have tins for this. I don’t however mind jazzing up the aforementioned tin of soup. This one was cream of chicken….