Best morning-after breakfast

Fried eggs with roasted potato, peppers and chorizo

Serves 6

  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 3cm chunks

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 150 g good-quality raw iberico chorizo

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 large handful of ripe cherry tomatoes

  • 6 large free-range eggs

  • a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and chopped

  • crusty bread, to serve

Parboil the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water for 5 to 6 minutes, or until almost cooked through. Drain and leave to steam dry.



Cut the chorizo into 2cm chunks and place in a large non-stick ovenproof frying pan. Cook in the hot oven for a couple of minutes to render out the fat and give it a bit of colour. Carefully pull out the pan, give it a jiggle and add the sliced pepper. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pepper starts to soften. Add the potatoes and tomatoes to the pan and give it a good shake so that everything gets coated in all the lovely chorizo oil. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until everything is cooked through and nicely coloured.



Remove the pan from the oven and use the back of a spoon to make four wells in the mixture. Crack your eggs, one by one, into the wells. Season with salt and pepper, then return the pan to the oven for about 2 minutes (depending on how you like your eggs). Keep a close eye on the pan and pull it out as soon as the eggs are done to your liking. Scatter with chopped parsley, then take the pan to the table for everyone to tuck in. Serve with hunks of crusty bread.

Nutritional Information

Best morning-after breakfast

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Serves 6
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Method

This recipe makes the perfect Boxing Day breakfast to share with family or friends. Fire up the oven an hour or so before you're ready to cook. When the temperature has reached between 180°C and 200°C (check with your thermometer) and the smoke and flames have died down, you can start cooking. I've given you timings for a freshly fired up oven so just bear in mind that you may need to cook this dish a little bit longer if you're reigniting an earlier fire by throwing on a few extra logs. Always keep an eye on the fire and top up the heat source, if needed.

Parboil the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water for 5 to 6 minutes, or until almost cooked through. Drain and leave to steam dry.

Cut the chorizo into 2cm chunks and place in a large non-stick ovenproof frying pan. Cook in the hot oven for a couple of minutes to render out the fat and give it a bit of colour. Carefully pull out the pan, give it a jiggle and add the sliced pepper. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pepper starts to soften. Add the potatoes and tomatoes to the pan and give it a good shake so that everything gets coated in all the lovely chorizo oil. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until everything is cooked through and nicely coloured.

Remove the pan from the oven and use the back of a spoon to make four wells in the mixture. Crack your eggs, one by one, into the wells. Season with salt and pepper, then return the pan to the oven for about 2 minutes (depending on how you like your eggs). Keep a close eye on the pan and pull it out as soon as the eggs are done to your liking. Scatter with chopped parsley, then take the pan to the table for everyone to tuck in. Serve with hunks of crusty bread.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 277
    14%
  • Carbs 10.3g
    4%
  • Sugar 2.6g 3%
  • Fat 19.1g 27%
  • Saturates 6.7g 34%
  • Protein 14.5g 32%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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