It may seem like a strange combination but it certainly tasted good. Cooking this curried bacon, egg and chips does mean standing over the pan for around 10-15 minutes while everything gets cooked in together. That is quite a short time for a reasonably decent meal though.
It is a lazy meal really because a lot is either out of the freezer or from the cupboard. That means very little preparation time and just a fairly short cook time.
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My cooking approach may surprise you with ingredients used but that is why we call this place Experimental Chefs.
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The idea for this came about because I had some leftover curry sauce in a jar plus some Cooking Bacon that was a little unusual. So unusual in fact that it was almost impossible to get in to the packet. The Cooking Bacon that I refer to is something that the supermarkets sell at a low price and that is certainly something that I like. This batch happened to be some very thick pieces that would appear to have confused the packing machine. It had put several layers of plastic in that I had to get past without losing my fingers to the knife that I was using. I got there in the end and the bacon made it to the chopping board for me to make this somewhat unusual dish of Curried Bacon, Egg and Chips. No complaints from me when I sat down to eat though because it was very tasty
- 125g/4oz thick Bacon
- ½ medium Brown Onion
- handful frozen Mixed Vegetables
- handful frozen Chips (french fries)
- 1 hard boiled Egg
- 4-5 Tbsp Curry Sauce
- (Optional)½-1 tsp Oil
- Heat a 30cm/12 in fry pan over a medium high heat.
- Cut the bacon into bite size chunks
- Peel the onion then chop to a size that suits you. I went for a fairly fine cut this time but that was my mood when cooking. Sometimes I do cut a lot more coarsely.
- Add the bacon and onion to the fry pan and stir well. Keep stirring so that the bacon starts to turn a shade of white as the outside begins to cook.
- At this point you may need to add a little oil. It depends on the amount of fat in the bacon. If it is sticking to the pan then add in a small amount so that both bacon and onion turn well. Continue to fry until the onions are softening and the bacon is colouring nicely on the outside.
- Add in the chips and stir in well to coat with the fat from the pan.
- Throw in some mixed vegetables and stir into the mix so they start to cook through.
- Continue to fry for about 5 minutes. Be sure to stir the mix all the time to keep things from sticking.
- Spoon in the curry sauce. I just used some from a jar from my regular supermarket because I am lazy and that is easy. You can also buy tubs of granules to make the sauce and they should work just as well.
- However you get the curry sauce then it needs to be mixed in well with the other ingredients. Add a little extra if things seem to be getting a little dry. Continue to cook while stirring for about another 5 minutes.
- Add the egg and mix in well. The yolk and white will come apart but that is to be expected. Keep on the heat for a further 1-2 minutes to thoroughly heat the egg.
- Serve onto a plate or into a bowl.
- Eat and enjoy
This was a lunch cooked just for me but it is easy to multiply the quantities up to make for a group. Best advice from me if you do is to use a Wok. It gives you easy access to stir everything around without any of it sticking to the pan. Things have a tendency to burn into the corners when using a regular pan