Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes

1 kg small potatoes
salt
vegetable oil

Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill it with water to cover the potatoes with 3 cm water. Bring to a boil and cook until they are easily pierced with a toothpick, about 25 minutes.
Drain in a colander and shake of as much water as possible. Pat dry with a tea towel.
Spread the potatoes on a dry tea towel and leave to air-dry and cool enough so that they are easy to handle.
Crush the potatoes by pressing down on them with a spice bottle (or anything with a flat bottom like a glass).
Pour 4cm of vegetable oil into a saucepan set over medium-high heat and wait for the oil to heat up.
Fry the potatoes in batches to avoid over crowding in the saucepan.
They are ready after 2-3 minutes and when they are crispy and beautifully golden.
Drain on paper towel before placing on a serving platter.
Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Egg and Veg Muffins

Egg and Veg Muffins

These are the easiest and quickest muffins you will ever put together. Have them for breakfast, brunch or as a lunchbox snack. Yields 12 muffins.

6 eggs
125g cream cheese, room temperature
250ml milk
5ml salt and a few grindings of black pepper

Preheat your oven to 180℃ and spray a 12-hole muffin tin with cooking spray.
Add the eggs, cream cheese and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
Pour the mixture three-quarter-full in the prepared tin and then fill each with your choice of vegetable.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown.
Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the muffin tin.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Suggested fillings:
broccoli
cubed cheese like feta or mozzarella
tomato
red onion
baby marrow
baby spinach
leftover chicken or other meat
herbs
asparagus

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

papino
raspberries
blueberries
cape gooseberries
1 x container ready-made vanilla custard

Peel the papino and cut it in half. Slice a small section away on the rounded side so that it forms a base on which the fruit can “stand”.
Place the half on a serving dish and fill the cavity with the berries and a generous dollop of custard!!