Healthy egg & chips

Healthy egg & chips

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
One that dads will love! This any-time meal is perfect with a helping of baked beans

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.24g
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  • 500g potato, diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 shallot, sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp dried crushed oregano or 1 tsp fresh leaves



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 200g small mushroom



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 4 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the potatoes and shallots into a large, non-stick roasting tin, drizzle with the oil, sprinkle over the oregano, then mix everything together well. Bake for bake for 40-45 mins (or until starting to go brown), add the mushrooms, then cook for a further 10 mins until the potatoes are browned and tender.

  2. Make four gaps in the vegetables and crack an egg into each space. Return to the oven for 3-4 mins or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

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Comments (99)

rosiesallon's picture

I made this for breakfast with friends and they raved about it! It took all the stress out of a fry up and I still managed to lose weight that weekend! A triumph by all accounts!
Excellent recipe and will be repeated.

(I boiled the potatoes btw for about 5-10 mins until they had just started to soften)

lucyb82's picture

We parboiled the potatoes first too. Great recipe. Easy, fairly healthy and filling. Will definitely be doing again!

glenyst's picture

This really does taste like egg & chips and is a good standby for lunch

glenyst's picture

I can even cook this on the boat, where I wouldn't ever use a chip pan.

glenyst's picture

This really does taste like egg & chips and is a good standby for lunch

tippop2's picture

Tasted great! Didn't do as a full meal though.

emksteele's picture

Cleaning up was really easy- cooking was simple and made it possible to multi-task. Great for busy mornings when you can't stand watch over a stove. The results were good and filling, if not spectacular.

psamiad1's picture

My hubby loved it!

amjohnno's picture

As many have said, the timings on this recipe aren't quite right - add another ten minutes for the chips and five minutes for the eggs. But overall it's an unbelievably simple, extremely tasty and low fat meal. I'm watching what I eat at the minute and I still managed to shed a load of weight after eating it. In fact, I'm not sure why this isn't the standard way of cooking egg & chips!

rueboorman's picture

Followed the recipe and it was very good. Great smells through the house with the Oregano. We had this for breakfast as a cheat on Fathers day, but it is much better than an all English breakfast.

wubbly's picture

Fantastic recipe. Realy tasty and so quick and easy. I used a large tray to allow plenty of room for the potatoes to cook in the time stated. Missed out the shallots though, really didn't fancy them.

squaccy's picture

really nice with baked beans :)

sdw1971's picture

This is a lovely simple meal. I, too, suggest par-boiling potatoes else they take ages! The best thing about this meal though is that served with baked beans and cherry tomatoes it counts as a 'free' meal on the slimming world plan.

wildbluesun's picture

Very yummy, a great breakfast. I shouldn't've cut the onions so big though, they weren't very nice.

hmilypty's picture

I will try this one tmr or some day next week~Easy and fantastic!

bethocallaghan's picture

I think I cooked the potatoes for about 40 minutes. Also needs just a touch of seasoning after you have added the eggs.

cazandjay's picture

I also par boiled the potatoes, this meal was very nice apart from the eggs which were very rubbery, next time I will poach the eggs,we had this with baked beans, good recipe.

tjbrace's picture

Took a lot longer to cook then said, so next time i will deffo par boil the potatoes. Apart from that it was lovely, we all enjoyed it.

mrsnoonoo's picture

Although i added a little more mushrooms and also some cherry tomoates found this recipe quite bland. Don't think i will be making this again.

french_vanilla's picture

OOh... can't wait to try that recipe... watching my weight at the minute... will do it next sunday for brunch... see if the boy-friend finds a difference to the normal fry-up! will grill a little bacon for him on the side!


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