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 | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Liver and Bacon

Classic hearty dishes are the stuff of dreams on these cold winters nights, this one is flavour packed and to be honest dead cheap too! 150g Lambs Liver 1 Rasher Back Bacon 1 Red Onion 1 Beef Oxo Cube Gravy Granules In a large pan/wok, cook the liver for about 2 minutes either side with…

Portly Cooks | Pretty Good Potatoes

These potatoes are super simple and work every time. 7-8 Medium Sized Potatoes 100ml oil Salt Start off by heating the oil in a roasting pan to 220c.  While the oil heats, peel the potatoes and pat them dry.  Once the oil is up to temperature, roast the potatoes whole for about an hour, turning…

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 | 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 | Roast Pork

What do you do when the weather has been in the thirties for ages? Make something light and easy? No… you have the oven on ALL day and make a proper roast dinner! This serves about 4 people with leftovers for sandwiches and stuff in the week too! 1 Pork Leg Joint 4 Potatoes 3…

Portly Cooks | Canarian Potatoes

I first had these in the Canary Islands way back when. They are an amazing side dish they go well with most Mediterranean dishes. In the Canaries they serve these bad boys with a chilli garlic sauce which is fab and goes by the name Mojo Rojo. 8 New/Salad Potatoes Boiling water enough to cover…

Portly Cooks | Lamb Rump and Minted Gravy

Lamb, Mint Sauce, Gravy… What’s not to like, this one is dead simple and so satisfying. 2 Lamb Rump Steaks 1 Beef Stock Cube 50g Savoy Cabbage 3 New Potatoes Gravy Granules 2 tsp Mint Sauce Season the lamb well and pan fry on either side for about 2 minutes then transfer to the oven…