Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pantry Cooking

For those of you who know me well or not so well, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a fabulous cook. And I couldn't follow a recipe to save myself even if my life depended upon it. Suffice it to say I will not be competing in the Master Chef traditional French cuisine recipe competition EVER.

Needless to say no matter how much I try to convince myself otherwise I still need to eat... which invariably means I also need to cook. And my cooking, much like my scrapbooking is a case of going through my stash (read kitchen pantry) to see what takes my fancy (read whatever is in there).

And today's lunch was no exception...

The Recipe (and I use the term VERY loosely):
  • Packet of 2-minute noodles, any flavour, cooked in water with flavour sachet, then drained
  • Whole or part of a tin of corn kernels - we only had a part tin in the fridge so that is all I used
  • Grated cheese, any kind as long as it tastes good melted
  • Tin of tuna or other prepared meat, or bacon/ham etc thinly diced - I used tuna as that was what I found in the pantry first
  • 2 eggs (not including the one that rolled off the bench and smashed on the floor - I should add that unlike the advert I was not able to pick up the smashed egg with just one paper towel, it took at least 8)
  • Flour to bind (don't ask how much cos I just kept adding more until it no longer looked too moist)
  • Salt & pepper / or other seasoning to taste - I didn't add anything, but think it could have done with something just to pep up the flavour

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl (yes I had to get a larger bowl as the first one wasn't big enough... and besides I was doing the dishes so I didn't care)

Heat some oil in a frying pan

Spoon in a heaped tablespoon of mixture then flatten until about 1cm thick, so that it cooks through evenly. 
Cook over medium heat, turning when golden brown and crispy. 
When both sides light golden brown and fritter is cooked completely through, remove from oil, drain on paper towel (if you have any left after cleaning up the egg you dropped). 
Serve with salad and sauce or sour cream. Of if you are like me and you are really hungry, eat them off the paper towel while you cook the next batch... who cares about the salad these taste too good.

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