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Basic Meals

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Right,

I need to learn how to cook basic HEALTHY meals . . .

Home-recipies for an idiot for things like:

toad in the hole
roast potatoes without a deep fat fryer :blush:
cottage pie
shepards pie
potatoe pie

and other stuff like that . . .


Cheers! :yum:

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *Ashlee* wrote: »
    Right,
    roast potatoes without a deep fat fryer :blush:

    We usually boil ours and then roast them in the oven until they're golden brown.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have a look at the videos in the food section on videojug.com - I find it much easier to learn to cook things I can watch someone make.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aren't shephard's pie and cottage pie very similar?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shepard's pie is lamb (hence the name) and Cottage pie is beef
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Theyre both also really easy to make.

    another idea-spaghetti bolognaise.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melian wrote: »
    We usually boil ours and then roast them in the oven until they're golden brown.

    Us too:yum:
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,286 Skive's The Limit
    I par boil my roasties. Shake them up so their a little fluffy. Pre heat a load of goose fat or lard in roasting tin and add then add them too that. Spoon the fat over them and sprinkle with salt.

    I find if you over do the par boiling you'll end up wiuth hollow roasties.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *Ashlee* wrote: »
    Right,

    I need to learn how to cook basic HEALTHY meals . . .

    cook book + trial and error ;)
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,286 Skive's The Limit
    otter wrote: »
    cook book + trial and error ;)

    :yes:

    A lot of stuff liek mexican and indian I like to invent, but when it comes to other things a good cook book is a must.

    I have several cook books but by far the best for cookign excellent simple food is this one.
    How to Cook the Perfect... by Marcus Warein
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Cook-Perfect-Marcus-Wareing/dp/1405317582

    It has a recipe for the best Saute Potato's I've ever had. No real fancy dishes, just simple dishes cooked perfectly.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if you get a cookbook you should try a student one they tend to be really good for quick cheap meal ideas....very easy to follow too
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Chilli con carne is really easy, as are stir-fry's, home made mince burgers- I use vege-mince with chillis etc.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive wrote: »
    I par boil my roasties. Shake them up so their a little fluffy. Pre heat a load of goose fat or lard in roasting tin and add then add them too that. Spoon the fat over them and sprinkle with salt.

    I find if you over do the par boiling you'll end up wiuth hollow roasties.

    i do the same but with butter
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    as skive mentioned for roasties, use goosefat or lard, weirdly enough I prefer lard not very good for you but at about 12p a packet you can't go wrong. I think it gives a sweeter taste to your potatoes. Also add a bit of rosemary and garlic into the fat to infuse the flavours. I do this where I work and makes the roasties so much better.
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