Healthy egg & chips

Healthy egg & chips

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
218
protein
11g
carbs
22g
fat
10g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
1g
salt
0.24g

Ingredients

  • 500g potatoes, diced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried crushed oregano or 1 tsp fresh leaves
  • 200g small mushrooms
  • 4 eggs

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Method

  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 15 mins, 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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rgover90's picture
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Really tasty. Again needed slightly longer for the eggs and parboiled the potatoes first, but very easy and versatile. I will definitely be making this again!

saiz's picture
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One of my favourite breakfasts. Lovely.

maggiebleksley's picture

Despite the slightly sexist description, this mum loved it too! I used a large baking potato, diced it small and it cooked fine with no pre-boiling. However, the eggs took at least ten minutes to cook. After four minutes, they were still completely raw and, as I was in a hurry, I turned my fan oven up as far as it would go. Even after cooking for ten minutes, my egg white wasn't completely solid. We all enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again, but will allow much more time for the eggs next time.

chickennn's picture
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Took advice from other comments and parboiled potatoes and it turned out nicely! Very cheap to make and not too unhealthy so I can see it becoming a favourite in our house! The only thing I found was that the shallots were slightly frazzled by the time everything was baked so will probably add them in later on next time!

mrsboreham's picture

Actually really enjoyed this, but agree with others for the timing! I parboiled my potatoes and still the probably took a good 45 minutes in the oven... I also needed longer for my eggs.. they were still translucent after 3-4 minutes, think I gave mine 6-7. But was a nice change for tea and good for veggies!

AlexNunney's picture

This tasted nice don't get me wrong, but the timings were all off. Even though I par-boiled the potatoes before putting them in they took an extra fifteen minutes. The eggs took closer to fifteen minutes as well. Word of advice if you're thinking about making this, add 30-40 minutes onto the cooking time so you know what you're working with. I also added a little paprika to the potatoes :).

rabid_pup's picture

Added some smokey bacon lardons and plenty of black pepper. Oh Mamma...

amybelle123's picture

Did not enjoy this. The eggs took far long to cook than stated, I found the oregano a bit too much ( and I put less in than stated) and the potatoes were only just cooked - wish I'd trusted my gut and parboiled them first. Oh well can't win them all!!

rachelas13's picture

Ditto!! My potatoes took about 40 minutes instead and still weren't done how I like them. Definitely wish I had boiled them for a bit too. Would definitely recommend boiling first to anyone wanting to do this.

clamlett's picture

Soo good, especially after a workout. Added tomatoes and garlic, served it on top of sautéed spinach, and also drizzled with Greek yoghurt. Nom nom.

lowiee4's picture
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I love this and make it often when I want something quick easy and filling!

hildred's picture

Had this with grilled bacon and really enjoyed it, will definitely be making it regularly.

donnasadler's picture
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Very healthy, but feels like a naughty treat.
Try adding small slices of bacon or ham for the final 10 mins.

annturner28's picture
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I have just made this tonight and it went down a treat, I followed previous advice and parboiled the potatoes, I also added cherry tomatoes, will be making this again soon.

ramsgategirl's picture

very yummy and hardly any washing up. perfect for a weekday dinner!

karmasparkle's picture
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Delicious! Made this for my boyfriend and he loved it. We added some chorizo with the potatoes and shallots at the start which gave it a lovely flavour.

starjumper's picture
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Delicious! Followed the comments above, par boiled the spuds, swapped mushrooms for cherry tomatoes and served with baked beans. It was the tastiest meal I've had in ages. This will be a regular in our household now!

snowflakestarkeeper's picture
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I par-boiled the potatoes first - to cut down on the cooking time. However, it still took about 1/2 an hour for the potatoes to crisp up. I think perhaps they weren't the 'right' potatoes for doing in the oven. I'd just got a bag of 'white' potatoes from the supermarket. Back to the recipe! We were very impressed with this dish and will do it again soon. We added sone halved cherry tomatoes and these were a delicious addition to the dish.

katiegood31's picture
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Really enjoyed this, our first recipe tried in our healthy eating phase.
We added bacon lardons (Lean) and some low fat chipolatas cut up, delicious : )

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