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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Comfort food part 2 - Fried eggs and mashed potatoes

Don’t worry I’m not going to tell you how to make either of those things.  Sometimes I worry that this blog is turning into a big vanity project, and I really don’t want that to happen.  I really don’t think I’m a particularly good cook, and I certainly don’t think that I can fry eggs better than you (dear readers).  What I’m trying to say is, if you haven’t tried this, and like the sound of it, give it a go.  As far as comfort food goes, its great.  

This is a dish that is made with left-over mashed potato.  When I made it, it was especially comforting as it was left-over mashed potato, made by someone else, you can’t really get better.  Just as long as the someone who had made it did a lovely job, with milk and butter and plenty of salt, pepper and 2 grinds of nutmeg (thanks Mum).  Throw half a chopped onion in a very large frying pan, and fry on a medium heat until half done.  Add in the mashed potato and reheat, frying the onion and getting little brown patches in the potato at the same time.  When the onion is cooked at the potato is hot – it won’t take very long, move it all to the sides on the pan and out the way.  Add a splash of oil to the centre of the pan and when its hot, fry the egg.  Serve the egg on top of the potato with black pepper and chilli sauce.


  1. I think Miri is indeed a particularly good cook. Exquisite infact