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Chicken & Bacon Stew… September 23, 2017

Comfort food at it’s best. Takes a bit of prepping but well worth it. You can halve the ingredients if you need but I’ve made a big pan full as this recipe is freezable once cold. I served with garlic bread but any crusty bread would be good, you’ll need it to mop up all that creamy sauce.

Serves 6-8

 

Ingredients

3 Tbsp olive oil

6  Chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

140g Smokey Bacon, chopped

4 Carrots, sliced

2 Onions, diced

2 Tbsp Plain flour

1 Tbsp Tomato Puree

75ml white wine

1 1/2 pints Chicken stock

3 Bay leaves

4 Tbsp Crème fraîche

600g small New potatoes, washed & halved

200g Button mushrooms

Dried herbs, such as Parsley, tarragon

 

Method

 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the chicken pieces in batches for 5 mins on each side until lightly browned, then transfer to a plate. Sizzle the bacon in the same pan for a few mins until beginning to crisp. Stir in the carrots and onions, then cook for 10 mins until starting to soften. Stir in the flour and tomato purée and cook for 2 min more. Pour in the wine and stir well.

Put the chicken & other ingredients from the frying pan into a large saucepan. Pour in the stock, add the bay leaves, crème fraîche and seasoning. Add the potatoes & stir everything over a few times so that the potatoes are immersed in the sauce. Cover with a lid bring to the boil then simmer. After 30 minutes, add the mushrooms & herbs & stir in. Cover again and simmer for another 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and tender. You can now turn off the heat, and chill and freeze some or all of it.

Tip:

Defrosting

 

 

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Fried Bacon and Cheese Sandwich June 13, 2015

Filed under: Bacon,Cheese,Sandwich bread — dogsmum @ 5:34 pm
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Well I found a picture of this on Facebook and just had to try it.

You’ll need to make a cheese sandwich.

Bacon 1 Don’t use any butter, just cheese between two slices of your prefered bread.

Bacon 2

 

Put a small amount of oil into a frying pan and start to heat it while you wrap your sandwich.

Wrap the sandwich with bacon, covering the bread completely.

Bacon 3I used shortback bacon (as that’s what I had in the fridge) but I think streaky would work well too.

Place the bacon wrapped sandwich into the frying pan and fry each side for about 5 minutes, longer if you like your bacon very crispy.

Bacon 4Once the bacon is cooked, cut in half and serve, to yourself if your like me 🙂

Bacon 5I could actually only eat half of this, but boy it was good!

You could also add tomato, onion, slices of sweet pepper or anything else you can think of with the cheese.

 

 

Quiche Lorraine March 17, 2013

Filed under: Bacon,Cheese,Double Cream,Eggs,Milk,Tomato — dogsmum @ 8:10 pm
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Quiche 1

Easy cheese and bacon quiche, choose between homemade pastry or a quick shop-bought version. I used the shop-bought.

 

For the filling

 

250g/9oz English cheese, grated

2 tomatoes, sliced (optional)

200g/7oz bacon, chopped

5 eggs, beaten

100ml/3½fl oz milk

200ml/7fl oz double cream

salt

freshly ground black pepper

 

Method

 

Roll out the pastry on a light floured surface and line a 22cm/8½inch flan dish. Don’t cut off the edges of the pastry yet. Chill.

Pre heat the oven to 190C/gas 5.

Remove the pastry case from the fridge, prick the pastry all over with a fork and line the base of the pastry with baking parchment and then fill it with baking beans (dried pasta will work just as well if you don’t have baking beans). Place on a baking tray and bake blind for 20 minutes. Remove the beans (pasta) and parchment and return to the oven for another five minutes to cook the base.

Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160C/gas 3.

Sprinkle the cheese into the pastry base and add the sliced tomatoes if you are using them. Fry the bacon pieces until crisp and sprinkle over them over the top.

Whisk together the eggs, milk and cream in a bowl and season well. Pour over the bacon and cheese.  Trim the edges of the pastry.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set further.

 

Tip:

To freeze the quiche: Allow to cool completely, then wrap in cling film. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen, in a preheated oven, for 15-20 minutes, or until piping hot throughout.

 

 

 

 
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