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 | Crushed Roast New Potatoes

These things really are awesome and if you can resist eating them all in one sitting they are great with breakfast the next morning or as a snack to take with you to work. 1kg New/Salad Potatoes 2 tbsp Oil 1 tsp Dried Thyme Salt and Pepper It’s really really simple, boil the potatoes until…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Lamb Shank in Minted Gravy

Oooo Lamb Shank, this is up there in the top 3 of answers to the question, ‘What would your final meal be?’  It’s an indulgent meal perfect for a Sunday roast or a fancy mid-week treat, all this one needs is time, and you get that awesome smell of dinner wafting through the house when…

Portly Cooks | Zaatar Wedges

If you have some spare potatoes knocking around, this is a good way to spice them up at bit. Use any spices you have you don’t have to use Zaatar! 1 Large Baking Potato 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tbsp Oil This really isn’t rocket science, cut the potato into wedges, put the wedges in a…

Pork Cooks | Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Crispy Potatoes

This one is maybe slightly extravagant considering the amount of time it takes but, it would make the perfect starter to wow your friends when they come to yours for dinner. 250g Pork Belly Chunk (one per person) 1 Large Baking Potato Tenderstem to garnish Fire up your slow cooker and leave it on low. …

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 | Pork Tenderloin with Aspall’s Gravy

I was feeling fancy at the weekend and this is the result… • 150g Pork Tenderloin • 1 Large Potato • ½ Carrot • ½ Courgette • ½ Bottle of Aspall’s Cider • 2 Beef Oxo Cubes • 1 tsp Gravy Granules The potato will take the longest to cook so we’ll start there. Peel…

Portly Cooks | Crispy Chicken and Potato Salad

I had some leftover potatoes to use up and a chicken thigh in the fridge. Leftovers can be pretty. 1 Chicken Thigh (De-boned) Leftover boiled potatoes 2 tbsp Mayo 1 Spring Onion Cut the chicken thigh in half and pat the skin dry. In a hot dry pan cook the chicken skin side down until…

Portly Cooks | Sea Trout

Sea Trout has recently become one of my favourite fish, this one (for me at least) is a store cupboard recipe. 200g Sea Trout 4 Salad Potatoes 6 Sun Dried Tomatoes 8 Green Olives 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Rape Seed Oil Juice of half a Lemon 1 tsbp Balsamic Vinegar Salad Leaves Boil the potatoes…

Portly Cooks | Paprika Octopus

Octopus and squid are some of my favourite seafood. Seeing as it’s Friday I thought I would share this dish. It’s inspired by a dish I had a while back in a restaurant. This is my version with more octopus! 3 Octopus <Cleaned> (c.200g each) 1 large Potato 2 tsp Capers 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika…