Kefta mkaouara (spicy egg, meatball and tomato tagine)

This recipe comes from a Rick Stein book, Mediterranean Escapes, which accompanied one of his BBC series from a few years ago. Continue reading

Quiche Lorraine

The very first thing that must be said about a proper quiche Lorraine is that it does not contain cheese. If it has cheese in it, it is still a quiche, but not one from Lorraine. Continue reading

Eggs on toast

I really wanted a simple breakfast today and eggs on toast was just about right.

I have been working away from home all week in Denmark, where the hotel breakfast options are either breads of various kinds (all pretty excellent examples of the baker’s art, I can report) with jams (also pretty nice), cereals or a Danish take on a cooked breakfast, which is probably less successful, so I wanted eggs on toast with mugs of strong tea. The tomato was my concession to healthy eating, one of my 5-a-day.

Huevos rancheros

This is such a simple tasty brunch dish or a nice supper too.

I think that there are lots of versions of this but I like to use a warmed wheat flour tortilla (sometimes a corn one that has been fried in some oil till it crisps up) which I spread with a spicy tomato salsa (it really does need some chilli heat) and I top this off with a couple of fried eggs and slices of fried chorizo. I like to drizzle some of the orangey-red chorizo oil over the eggs and also add a few slices of pickled jalapeño peppers.

You can serve some refried beans on the side if you like or you could also leave out the chorizo for a vegetarian version.