Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Ingredients
oil, for frying
4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
2 thick slices sourdough bread
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 small egg
1 tbsp ketchup or brown sauce, to serve

Method
Heat a splash of oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Fry the bacon until crispy, then put on a plate covered with foil to keep warm.

Using a cookie cutter, cut a hole in 1 slice of bread, then spread mayonnaise on one side of both slices. Fry the bread in the same pan. When browned on one side, flip both over and crack the egg into the hole. Fry for 2-3 mins, then turn down the heat and cover the pan until the white of the egg is set but the yolk is still runny. Remove everything from the pan.

Spread the non-egg slice with the sauce, add the bacon, then top with the egg slice. Halve and tuck in.

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Overnight Oats

Ingredients
40g grated carrot
a big pinch of mixed spice
¼ tsp cinnamon
50g rolled porridge oats
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sultanas
1 tbsp Greek yogurt

Method
Mix the grated carrot, mixed spice and cinnamon with the oats, 150ml water and a pinch of salt, then cover and chill in the fridge overnight. The next day, stir in the honey and sultanas then top with Greek yogurt.

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Brocolli and blue Cheese Soup

Ingredients
Serves: 4
1 large onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium baking potato (about 250g), diced
600g broccoli florets
2 vegetable stock cubes
1.2L water, warmed
100g Danish blue cheese

Method
Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Soften the diced onions and garlic in a little water on a medium heat in a large saucepan. Add diced potato and broccoli florets to the pan and cover for 5 minutes. Crumble the stock cube into the 1.2L of water then pour into the pan and simmer for 20 minutes until the broccoli and potato are tender. Blend the soup mixture using a food processor or blender until smooth. Return the soup to the heat and add 75g of crumbled cheese and stir to melt. Ladle into warmed bowls and serve with lumps of remaining cheese on top.

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AARTAPPELTJIES MET BLOUKAAS EN BILTONG

Okkie Janse van Vuuren

Bestanndele
500g jong aartappeltjies
2 hardgekookte eiers, in skywe gesny
100g bloukaas, gekrummel
100g biltong, gekerf
125ml mayonnaise
75ml room of natuurlike jogurt
sout en varsgemaalde swartpeper
gekapte ui
15ml gerasperde biltong om bo-oor te sprinkel

Metode
Kook die aartappels in kookwater tot sag, ongeveer 10-15 minute. Dreineer en trek die skille af terwyl nog warm. Plaas die aartappeltjies, eierskywe, bloukaas en biltong in ‘n mengbak. Klits die mayonnaise en room of jogurt saam en geur mildelik met sout en peper. Giet die slaaisous oor die aartappeltjies. Meng liggies en versigtig deur. Garneer met gerasperde biltong en gekapte grasui. Sit louwarm of koud voor. Bedien 4 porsies.

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Aartappelslaai met Spek ~ Grootmaat

Jan van Niekerk
Lewer 50

Bestanddele
8 kg Aartappels
20 ml Sout om te kook
1 kg Swoertlose Spekvleis
500 ml Mayonaise
500 ml Ongegeurde jogurt
20 ml Sout
15 ml Varsgemaalde swartpeper
100 ml Grasui, fyn gekap

Metode:
Kook die aartappels in soutwater tot net sag maar ferm. Dompel in koue water en trek die skille af. Sny in blokkies in ‘n slaaibak. Snipper die spekvleis grof. Braai tot goudbruin. Gooi die uitgebraaide vet af en dreineer die spek op handdoekpapier. Meng die mayonnaise, jogurt en grasui en voeg by die aartappels. Voeg spekblokkies asook sout en peper by. Meng liggies deur en verkoel in yskas. Lewer 50 porsies.

Die jogurt kan met blatjang vervang word en as warm aartappelslaai voorgesit word.

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Winter beef Stew

Ingredients

For the stew
500g braising steak, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned with pepper and a little salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion , finely chopped
450g carrot , cut into chunks
2 large parsnips , cut into chunks
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp sundried or regular tomato paste
300ml red wine or extra stock
450ml vegetable stock

For the topping
225g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
140g cheddar , coarsely grated
2 tbsp olive oil
150ml milk

Method
Heat oven to 150C/. Toss the beef in seasoned flour. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Fry the beef over a high heat until browned all over – it’s easiest to do this in batches. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add 2 tbsp water and the onion to the pan, stir well over a medium heat, scraping up the crusty bits from the bottom of the pan. Lower the heat and fry gently for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until the onions have softened.

Tip in the carrots, parsnips and bay leaf, then fry for 2 mins more. Return the beef to the pan, stir in the tomato paste, wine if using, and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and cook in the oven for 1¾-2 hrs until the meat is tender. Can be made up to 2 days ahead or frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before topping and baking. Take out of the oven and increase the temperature to 190C.

To make the topping, sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add half the cheese. Mix olive oil and milk, then stir into the flour to make a soft, slightly sticky dough. Add more milk, if necessary. Spoon the dough over the meat and vegetables, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for about 15 mins until golden, risen and cooked through.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients
900ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, about 175g
1 tsp chopped fresh root ginger
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
50g rice or wheat noodles
2 tbsp sweetcorn , canned or frozen
2-3 mushrooms , thinly sliced
2 spring onions , shredded
2 tsp soy sauce, plus extra for serving
mint or basil leaves and a little shredded chilli (optional), to serve

Method
Pour 900ml chicken or vegetable stock into a pan and add 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1 tsp chopped root ginger and 1 finely chopped garlic clove.

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins, until the chicken is tender.

Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces using a couple of forks.

Return the chicken to the stock with 50g rice or wheat noodles, 2 tbsp sweetcorn, 2-3 thinly sliced mushrooms, 1 shredded spring onion and 2 tsp soy sauce.

Simmer for 3-4 mins until the noodles are tender.

Ladle into two bowls and scatter over the remaining shredded spring onion, mint or basil leaves and shredded chilli if using. Serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling.

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Pineapple Fried Rice

www.Rhodes.co.za

INGREDIENTS
30 ml (2 Tbsp.) Sunflower oil, divided
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Red pepper, diced
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1 x 440 g can Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces in Light Syrup, drained
500 ml (2 cups) Rice, cooked
190 ml (¾ cup) Chopped spring onions
30 ml (2 Tbsp.) Soy sauce
Salt

To serve: roasted cashew nuts, chopped coriander leaves, fresh limes or lemons

METHOD
1. Heat 5 ml (1 tsp.) Oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
2. Pour in the eggs and stir to scramble and set aside.
3. Add the remaining oil to the same pan.
4. Add the red pepper and the garlic and fry for a few minutes until slightly tender.
5. Add the Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces and quick fry to heat.
6. Return the eggs to the pan and stir well to mix, breaking up the egg.
7. Add the rice to the pan and toss gently to heat through.
8. Add the spring onions and the soy sauce.
9. Season to taste.
10. To serve sprinkle with roasted cashew nuts and fresh coriander and squeeze over a little lime juice.

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Boereworspastei

Magda
(Bedien ses)

Bestanddele
500 g gaar boerewors (oorskiet van braai werk goed) in skyfies gesny
3 eiers, geklits
1 klein blikkie soetmielies
botter, melk, sout en peper
6 medium aartappels, geskil (of een sakkie aangemaakte Smash)
1 k gerasperde Cheddarkaas
Braai boerewors, ontvel en sny in dik skywe.

Metode
Kook aartappels tot gaar. Geur met ‘n klont botter en ‘n bietjie melk. Voeg soetmielies, ¼ van die kaas en geklopte eiers by. Klop mengsel tot romerig. Pak boereworsskyfies in ‘n oondvaste bak en skep lepels van die mengsel oor die boerewors . Druk mengsel plat met vurk. Strooi gerasperde kaas oor. Bak tot kaas gesmelt is en plek-plek bruin begin word.

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Sweet potato soup

Ingredients
500g sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into chunks
300g carrots , peeled and cut into chunks
3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions , finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1l vegetable stock
100ml cream plus extra to serve

Method
Heat oven to 220C and put 500g chunked sweet potatoes and 300g chunked carrots into a large roasting tin, drizzled with 2 tbsp olive oil and plenty of seasoning. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 25-30 mins or until caramelised and tender.Meanwhile, put the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large deep saucepan and fry 2 finely chopped onions over a medium-low heat for about 10 mins until softened. Add 2 crushed garlic cloves and stir for 1 min before adding 1l vegetable stock. Simmer for 5-10 mins until the onions are very soft, then set aside. Once the roasted vegetables are done, leave to cool a little, then transfer to the saucepan and use a hand blender to process until smooth. Stir in 100ml cream, a little more seasoning and reheat until hot.

Serve in bowls topped with a swirl of cream and a good grinding of black pepper.

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