Still at the caravan, still making good things to eat that aren’t beans on toast. Not that beans on toast isn’t any good because it is. It’s just that you can make more than that even without a normal size kitchen with lots of appliances(I do have a stick blender for soups etc which is what I use to make my breadcrumbs ;-) ).
Enough waffle….Sunday lunch. The boys had chicken where I had my own version of meat. It’s good enough to eat with a hot meal or sliced on sandwiches or crackers. After it’s cooked you can chop it up and add it to your pasta meal, throw it in an omlette(which are also really easy to cook in a caravan too), stuff peppers, mushrooms tomatoes etc with the mixture before you bake them, shape into burgers or sausages or simply have it with salad. The list is endless It’s my trusted Sunday lunch roll.
I normally bake this in a loaf tin but since I haven’t one here i’m making do with shaping it into a log. Fine for batches and round crackers but it doesn’t fit on a sandwich very well, you kind of miss the corners. Oh well not to stress, you will have to have it hanging out of the sides instead ;-)
Come on you meat eaters what’s stopping you, give it a go…serve it as a stuffing alongside your meat if you aren’t sure but I bet you will like it.
Here’s the recipe…
A handful of nuts, ground or grated. I use hazel nuts for this but you can use a bag of ground almonds if you want to
4 slices of brown bread, ok i’m being healthy you can use white I suppose, made into breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1 table spoon tomato puree
2 table spoons soy sauce
1 large spring onion, finely chopped or minced or you can use a shallot or small onion
a dash of smoked paprika
a clove, finely chopped if you have some in or use a dash of ground garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 oz cheese, grated (You don’t have to add cheese if you don’t want to. I think it makes the mixture nice and moist though. I had some cheese with chilli and peppers in so I used a bit of that)
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Fill a small greased loaf pan or roll into a log shape. If you find the mixture too stiff or soggy which can depend on egg size or thickness of bread etc then add more egg or a spoonful or two of flour so that it’s easier to shape.
Bake at gas 6 or 200 deg C for 25-30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Or if you are making burger shapes then you can bbq them if you want. It’s raining here today so I don’t really fancy standing under an umberella with the bbq!
Leave for a few mins before you slice for a hot meal or cool and chill in the fridge to slice/chop. Mmmm nice ;-D
I should think it would freeze ok but ours never made it that far.
I’m sorry there’s no photo due to the fact I live with a flock of gannets! Next time I make one I will post a pic ;-D
The rain has stopped and it’s getting really sunny. I just made up a small batch with half of the ingredients and white breadcrumbs for a couple of burgers for the bbq. Looking forward to giving them a go soon.
Happy munching. x
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