Baked Potato Croquettes

I am the left-over queen and can’t bear to throw away perfectly good food.  I can always transform something left-over into something else to enjoy.  Apart from being economical it’s also a lot of fun.  Thinking how to use up those bits and pieces in the most interesting way is worth the time as you…

Mini Chicken Kiev Balls

Who doesn’t love Chicken Kiev – garlic butter oozing out from deep-fried chicken pieces – it ticks all the boxes for me and now you can make them in minutes with the minimum of fuss… I use fresh chicken thighs and roughly blitz them myself as I find bought chicken mince is a bit too…

Sensational Scotch Eggs

I ended up with a dozen eggs in the fridge and after much thought about what to do with them, I remember that old-fashioned favourite – Scotch Eggs! Scotch Eggs are a bit of a labour of love but the end result is worth all the fiddling about with eggs and breadcrumbs (who doesn’t hate…

Panko Prawns and Scallops

We love this dish in the summer – sitting outside with a big bowl of crunchy prawns and scallops with a nice salad and a selection of dipping sauces…  Panko crumbs are wonderful Japanese style breadscrumbs and give a really crisp crunchy texture to food.  They can befound in the Asian section any supermarket these…