Croque Monsieur

Ham + Gruyere + Dijon mustard + quality sliced white bread

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Spread mustard on bread

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Top with sliced ham & sliced or grated Gruyere

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Top with another slice of bread

Butter both sides of the bread & place the sandwich in a hot ‘dry’ frying pan

Cook over medium heat (about 3-4 minutes)  or until golden brown on both sides

 

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Make a thick Bechamel

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Allow to cool

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Spread bechamel on the top slice & sprinkle over more grated Gruyere

Grill under a medium heat until cheese has melted and is golden

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Great for weekend brunch

& if you’re extra hungry, top with a fried egg for a Croque Madame!

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Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Fry  whole & smashed garlic cloves in olive oil – half with skins left on

Remove – set aside the unpeeled fried garlic & discard the rest

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Season corn fed free-range chicken joints with paprika + S & P

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Fry  in the  garlic oil until coloured

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Remove & reserve

Pour off any surplus oil left in pan

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Add saffron + whole dried chillies (and a couple of ñoras, if you have some) to hot chicken stock

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Add to the pan & boil for a couple of minutes

Return the chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

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Pound toasted pine nuts & almonds + the peeled fried garlic cloves + chopped parsley + S&P to a paste

Add a little chicken stock

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pour over the chicken in the pan

Fry in the garlic oil until coloured

Add a little more stock

Fry in the garlic oil until coloured

Cook on a low heat until tender

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Scandi-licious Saturday lunch! Swedish style meatballs

Scandi-licious Saturday lunch!

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Beef and pork Swedish style meatballs with soured cream gravy
Beetroot, apple, dill, chive and parsley salad
Braised red cabbage

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