Potato and Fine Beans Tarte

I probably mentioned in some previous posts that I do not like following a recipe when cooking.

Almost every time I simply create everything right then and there. It is a good way of challenging yourself!

This is what I’ve done this time as well! I was in a rush (as always) and had limited ingredients in my fridge. I also had some milk which had to be used otherwise would have gone bad (I hate throwing food away!!!)  So I came up with this tarte!

 

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Ingredients: 

Potatoes (3-4)

Fine Beans (100 gr)

Grated Cheese (70 gr)

2 eggs

A cup of milk

2 teaspoons of English Mustard

Salt

you can buy already made pastry sheets from your local shop or you can make it yourself (as I did).

Method: 

Line the pastry into a desired dish and bake it in the oven at 200C  until lightly golden

In the meantime, peel the potatoes and slice them. Boil for 5 minutes in order to soften a bit.

Beat the eggs with the milk and add in the mustard. Do not forget to also add a pinch of salt and the cheese.

When the pastry is done, line the potatoes, add the “sauce” formed of eggs and milk, and in the end add the beans.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until everything is well cooked. (use a fork to see if the potatoes are soft enough).

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Spaghetti with simple tomato sauce

The easiest and tastiest recipe ever! Why? Because it’s done in 15 minutes and the fresh sauce blends in very well with the spaghetti.

 

Ingredients:

approx 170 gr of spaghetti

200 gr chopped (fresh or canned tomatoes)

half an onion

salt, pepper and a little bit of sugar

Method:

Heat some oil in a pan

Finely chop the onion and put in the pan, fry until lightly golden

Meanwhile boil water and cook the spaghetti as written on the package

Now, I personally used chopped canned tomatoes. I’ve put them in a blender in order to make the sauce.

When the onions were slightly golden, I have added the sauce, a little bit of pepper and garlic, salt and a tea spoon of sugar.

Mix well and leave to simmer at medium heat for approximately 7 minutes.

When the pasta is done, just add a table spoon of olive oil and some salt and mix well.

And that is all!

Enjoy!

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Homemade Quiche Lorraine (with mushrooms)

Ohh the taste of this quiche! Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! No wonder everyone loves it! Perfect for a Sunday at home to be honest, when all the family is spending time together, watching TV, playing board games or any other activities.

 

This is a fairly easy recipe, with basic ingredients that are found in every kitchen fridge in this world. That is why precisely I decided to bake this quiche today.. My fridge had only these ingredients (which blend in together very well)

To be honest I do not measure the ingredients used when cooking. I just use my common sense. But I will try to be as precise as I can for you, my dear readers!

 

So, here it is:

 

Ingredients: 

(for the pastry) 175 gr flour

85 gr butter (slightly melted)

3 table spoons of water

(for the filling) 3-4 rashers of bacon, finely cut

3-4 eggs

100 gr mushrooms, sliced

100 gr grated cheese

aprox 100 ml milk

Method:

Mix all the ingredients for the pastry together until a dough is formed. Leave to cool in the fridge for about 15 min.

In the meantime, fry the bacon in some oil and then add the mushrooms (or fry them separately)

Heath the oven at 200C

Roll the dough and put it in a quiche tin and put to bake for approx 10 min

Mix all the ingredients for the filling together. (bacon, mushrooms, cheese, eggs and milk) Do not forget to add salt.

When the dough is ready just pour the filling and put it back in the oven for approximately 25-30 min.

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