Entries tagged potato

February 1st, 2014

Sausages and potatoes on a campfire

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One of the best possible things to eat while camping. The smokey meat and the crunch of the potato skin (with its soft, almost mashed interior) is wonderful. Cold butter and tomato sauce are essential. The sausages were a bit fancy for camping: pork and fennel ones from K&B in Healesville, we bought them on […]

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July 28th, 2012

Ham and lentil soup

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A really simple soup, using my ham stock. I just fried off some onion, celery, carrot, potato, lentils and herbs and garlic for a little while, added the ham stock and bay leaves, and simmered until the lentils were cooked (skimming now and then)… … and added the ham right at the end. A really […]

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March 17th, 2012

Steak Frites

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I kind of overdid it with the jus, but it was pretty great anyway. This was my first attempt at cooking steak on our new(ish) griddle — so much better than in a regular pan… I’m getting pretty good at oven frites. The important thing is to use a really hot oven, and to par-boil […]

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May 29th, 2011

Best-ever roast pork with roast vegetables, braised cabbage with mustard and peas

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My best-ever roast pork anyway – I usually end up overcooking my pork, but not this time… I rubbed the pork (Otway pork loin – free range pork has a much better flavour) a few hours before cooking with crushed salt, fennel seeds, lemon zest, pepper and olive oil. I’d started the vegetables in the […]

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December 27th, 2010

Whole roast turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing, duck fat potatoes, gravy

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For Christmas, of course… Cooking a whole turkey was quite an experience – I hadn’t realised just how big a 5.5kg turkey would be. (For context: a whole chicken is usually about 1.6kg). It actually cooked much faster than I expected – I’d allowed 3.5 hours (a recommended time for a 5kg stuffed turkey), but […]

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November 29th, 2010

Roast leg of lamb with sage and lemon

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November 21st, 2010

Potato curry

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This is food from my childhood. I remember mum making curries like this – they would always start with onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric frying in a pan, then whatever else (vegetables, meat, spices) that were handy. I didn’t have any turmeric in the cupboard, but I did have some saffron, so I […]

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November 2nd, 2010

Shepherd’s pie

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This is just a guess, but it would make sense to me that shepherd’s pie contains lamb or mutton no? But I’ve always had it with beef for some reason. Maybe the shepherds don’t want to eat their sheep, so they eat cows instead… Anyway, mine was made with beef and pork (because I could […]

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October 2nd, 2010

Pork cooked in milk with cinnamon and bay

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From a recipe by Sam and Sam Clark. I’ve been meaning to cook this for years but never got around to it. The butcher down the road has just changed hands and now sells organic free-range cuts of pork (something I’m quite happy about), so I decided to give the recipe a try. Theoretically I’ve […]

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August 22nd, 2010

Pan-fried lemon sole with mashed potato

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I was bit disappointed in this one actually – the fish stuck to the pan and ended up a bit rubbery and tasteless – I’ll remember to flour the fillets first next time.

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