Today i wagged my (9am) only class to spend the day with Farn :) We cooked Marion Grasby's Deep Fried Eggs with Bacon Mash (bacon is cheaper than the suggested smoked eel) and Jamie Oliver's Eggy Crumpets with Chilli and Honey Bacon.
The recipe for the eggy crumpets is here and is unbelievably simple. It calls for one thinly sliced red chilli but we decided to use leftover Extra Extra Hot Peri Peri Sauce.
...it had no effect unlike a real chilli pepper but it still tasted good!
I can't find Marion Grasby's recipe online because Farn gave me the actual cook book but i can explain the cooking process briefly!
Smoked Eel/Bacon Mash:
1. Wash, peel and quarter a few floury potatoes (sebago/coliban/spunta) and cook them over medium heat for 15-20minutes in cold salted water. Drain well and mash with the smoked eel/cooked bacon.
2. Combine pouring cream, extra virgin olive oil, one peeled and bruised garlic, thyme, cracked pepper and salt into a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer. After tasting and adjusting, take it off the heat and let the flavours continue to infuse.
3. Strain the cream mixture through a sieve and gradually add to the mash while mixing to help the emulsification.
Deep Fried Egg:
1. Bring water in a deep saucepan to a medium heat and pour two table spoons of white vinegar in. Wait for small bubbles to rise from the bottom to the surface and do not let them bubble furiously.
2. To poach the eggs, swirl the bubbling water around and carefully slide the cracked egg into the middle of the created whirlpool. This is the trick to a good poached egg!
Cook them for ~4 minutes.
3. Drain the poached eggs and then roll them in plain flour, beaten egg and then Japanese Panko breadcrumbs in that order.
4. Test to see if the (vegetable) oil is hot enough by poking a wooden chopstick in and seeing if furious bubbles appear around it. Gently ladle one crumbed egg into the oil and baste it for 20 to 30 seconds until golden brown on both sides. Voila!
I also highly recommend drizzling some honey over your bacon the next time you eat it. After eating and cleaning up we went to get KFC and watched the dying sunset at Ruffey Lake Park :)
Hope you learned something from this post but now it's time for me to study some anatomy....