Every week the veg box arrives, and every week it contains a bag of potatoes the size of carry-on luggage. We're not really a meat and potatoes household, so we often find ourselves with bags and bags of potatoes piling up on the vegetable rack.
New year, new start. After coming back from a fabulous three week holiday in everyone's favourite North American country, I decided I was going to use the potatoes up each and every week before the next bag arrives. Being 90% vegetarian, it's going to be tough - meat and potatoes just go together so well!
So, the first weekend back, and I pulled out an old favourite breakfast recipe that my mum used to make all the time when I was growing up. It uses up leftover mash potato, and has tons of protein to start your morning off right. It isn't filled with tons of different coloured vegetables, so it's not normally the kind of thing I make, but it's bloody tasty.
It's called Eggy Nest. You simply line a bowl with leftover mash, crack in some eggs (I used 3, oink), and cover with lots of cheddar or red leicester cheese, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and microwave for 4-5 minutes.
Can you believe I used to get this for breakfast on a school morning? Heaven.....