Our Fakeaway series was so fun and interesting to do! If you don’t know what I’m talking about then go and check out our previous posts. Despite all the free time we now all have whilst in lockdown, if there was any negative to draw from it it would be that most of the dishes were time consuming and surprisingly complex in terms of the number of ingredients they required.
With our next series, we wanted to strip it back and focus entirely on simplicity. They say that the best dishes are the simplest and we’re here to either prove or disprove that – with just 3 ingredients are next few posts will bring you meals or snacks that are as easy as 1, 2 3…
Be it alone with a dollop of ketchup or part of a big Saturday morning fry-up, these hash browns were amazing. The oil means we can’t claim they’re anything close to healthy, but the taste was top-notch.
Does anyone else rank hash browns as the number one ingredient in an all-English breakfast?
- 2 medium potatoes peeled & grated
- 1 medium onion grated
- 1 egg beaten
- Grate the potatoes and onion into a tea towel (or kitchen tissue) and squeeze to remove any excess liquid. Place the mix in a large bowl.
- Add the egg, (and season well with salt & pepper). Mix until combined.
- Heat a good glug of oil in a frying pan and when the oil is hot, add your shaped potato mixture into the pan. Flip over once browned and crispy.
- Eat straight away or add to your fry up 😉
Something a little bit more substantial now, with a chicken and rice dish which is brought huge flavour to by the humble soy sauce. It’s one of them which we’d probably spice up by adding X, Y and Z, but in its simplest form, it’s still a quick, easy and tasty mid-week lunch.
- 4 4 chicken fillets chunks
- 1 cup soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Sear the chicken evenly in a pan.
- Add the soy sauce and brown sugar, stirring and bringing to a boil.
- Stir until the sauce has reduced and evenly glazes the chicken.
- Serve with rice and/or veg, if desired!
Before the national flour shortage which has meant we now haven’t baked in weeks, another quick treat we rustled up in no more than half an hour are these shortbread biscuits. They do exactly what they say on the tin to be honest – simple, tasty, dangerously moreish.
- 2 cups butter softened
- 1 cup brown OR icing sugar
- 4 cups plain flour
- Preheat oven to 240°. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add 4 cups flour and mix well.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Roll to 1 inch thickness. Cut into strips strips. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with fork.
- Bake until cookies are lightly browned, 20-25 minutes.
Let us know down in the comments which of these look most like you, and if you too have any go to 3 ingredient recipes!