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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Scarborough Fair Egg and Chips



Sometimes you want something for supper that is totally unpretentious, delicious and simple to make . . . made from simple, fresh ingredients . . .



Things that you have in your larder and fridge all the time.



Things like potatoes and eggs.



If you have potatoes and eggs . . . you got a meal.



Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Are you going to Scarborough Fair?



I did . . . and it was delicious.



It went down a real treat with a slice of buttered bread on the side, and a dab of ketchup.



Herby baked oven chips . . . with the skins on and coverd with little crunchy bits. Runny yolked oven fried eggs . . . broken open and running all over the potatoes . . . rich and scrummy . . . go on . . . dip your bread in. You know you want to.

Totally Todd approved.

Breakfast for dinner. Works for me!



*Scarborough Fair Egg and Chips*
Serves 2
Printable Recipe

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Delicious, quick and oh so easy. Healthy too, coz it's baked in the oven.

1 pound floury potatoes (Maris Piper, King Edward)
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
2 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
2 large free range eggs

Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ Gas mark 7. Wash the potatoes and dry. Do not peel. Cut into thick chips. Tip into a nonstick roasting tray. Drizzle with the olive oil and herbs. Toss together with your fingers making sure that they are evenly coated.

Bang the tray into the oven and roast for about 40 minutes until cooked through and golden brown, giving them a shake and a flip every ten minutes or so. Create two gaps in the middle of them, pushing them aside with a spatula. Break the two eggs into the gaps. Return to the oven and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes or until the eggs are as cooked as you like. Season the eggs to taste. Divide between two heated plates and serve hot with buttered bread and ketchup for dipping if desired!

16 comments:

Fuat Gencal said...

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Tracy said...

Oh, YUM! I could eat that now! I missed breakfast, but lunch is soon... maybe eggs! Happy Day, dear Marie--LOVE YOU LOTS ((BIG HUGS))

Rita M said...

Yummieeee :)

Jan said...

Oooh yum!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Marie!
Wish I'd seen this
before popping to the
store, yesterday. One
night this week it is
going to be eggs
scrambled with smoke
salmon, dill and cream
cheese, with potato hash
on the side....Sort of on
the same wavelength as this
lovely recipe, which I'll
try next week! We are just
starting to get local apples
and I can't wait to try your
last recipe, as well. Keep
up all of your wonderful
cooking! Hope you are enjoying
the end of the summer; wonder
how the weather is in your part
of the world??
xx Suzanne

Nora said...

Mmmmm, lovely! I can almost taste those herby chips.

CeeCee said...

I remember my Mum tempting us with this when we were young by calling it 'Sailor's Standby'! We thought sailor's ate this before going on watch!
I still enjoy it now though and not just when the cupboard is bare and I'm feeling uninspired!

Pam said...

Oh my gosh! This looks delicious and is definitely my kind of food. Breakfast works any time of the day!!!

Sage said...

That is on my menu for the weekend; my husband will think he is in heaven; eggs and with that come chips! Gotta be good.

Anonymous said...

Love,love,love that recipe, so does my husband, it is his kind of fast food, me too. Really enjoyed the video of Mitzi, she is adorable, and such beautiful eyes. MoiraCcanada

City Share said...

I was just thinking about having eggs for dinner. I don't know it it will be as beautiful as yours. We'll see what we come up with.

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Your talkin' my language on a rainy weeknight or a Sunday Supper... Now I've got dinner for tomorrow night...!
Thanks Marie!
Deb ~

Gloria said...

Im agree with Todd, these chips and eggs look absolutely awesome and tasty! Im really hungry!! huggs dear, to all of you xoxoxoxo

Leonora said...

We frequently ate this on "lean" nights, growing up. I never knew at the time that the pantry was getting low, I just thought it was super yummy!

The Food Hound said...

This dish looks awesome, PERFECT for a night in with a bottle of wine! The weather needs to hurry up and get chilly!

Sailor Tokyo said...

Sorted. Egg and Chips for lunch!