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 shallots, 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 eggs



    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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3rd Aug, 2014
Quartered the ingredients as it was just for me and that seemed to help the cooking times although I did par-boil the potatoes having read the earlier comments. V tasty.
23rd May, 2014
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!
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9th Apr, 2014
One of my favourite breakfasts. Lovely.
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9th Apr, 2014
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.
24th Feb, 2014
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!
13th Jan, 2014
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!
17th Sep, 2013
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 :).
9th Sep, 2013
Added some smokey bacon lardons and plenty of black pepper. Oh Mamma...
29th Jun, 2013
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!!
25th Aug, 2013
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.


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