EGGS!!!! …oOOOo…o…

Love your Eggs? Here are some extra egg recipes…


Egg Mayo Tuna Salad

A massive Sandwich Filler or Mix with cold cooked pasta for a filling meal.

Ingredients: 3-4 eggs, can of tuna (or can of salmon),  small onion, 1/2 lemon, 2 heaped tablespoons of mayo, salt, pepper

Extras can be: mustard, salad dressing, cold pasta, capers, chopped olives, chopped or grated gherkin, chopped celery, paprika powder, dried chilli flakes, tabasco…

  1. Put eggs into a pot with cold water and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, continue to boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut up onion and drain tuna while the eggs cook.
  4. Once the eggs are done their 10 minute soak, remove from heat immediately and rinse with COLD water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Continue to rinse the eggs until you can hold them to remove the shell.
  6. Remove the shell, rinse away any shell particles and cut into chunks (or small pieces if you like a finer texture).
  7. Mix the egg, tuna, onion in a bowl with a fork. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over it and mix.
  8. Add mayo, pinch of salt and pepper, (little mustard or salad dressing, paprika or chilli flakes/ tabasco to your liking) and mix. Taste and adjust mayo for right consistency.
  9. Enjoy in a sandwich or toast, fill a small baguette an heat in oven for a warm meal; Serve cold on top of a plate of mixed salad: greens, lettuce, cucumber, etc, with tomatoes, chopped peppers.

Add cold cooked pasta, but may need to add more lemon juice + olive oil and salt. Other extras are: olives, capers, a grated or finely chopped gherkin, chopped celery, chopped apple…



Spaghetti CARBONARA or Any Pasta with Bacon and Eggs


Ingreedients: 3-4 eggs, bacon or lardons, pasta, salt & pepper, cheddar or parmesan or pecorino cheese, olive oil, garlic clove

Extras: Single/double cream, creme fraiche, fromage frais, philadelphia or other cream cheese, chopped parsley or basil.

  1. Boil any pasta as you would, in salty water with a spoon of oil / olive oil.
  2. Grate a little cheddar or parmesan or pecorino cheese into a bowl.
  3. Break 3-4 eggs into another bowl, add a pinch of salt, pepper and beat with a fork until mixed – you can add a spoon of cream, creme fraiche, or fromage fraise or even philadelphia/cream cheese to make it moister or creamier…
  4. Drain pasta
  5. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in frying pan, add the chopped bacon or lardons, fry until ready
  6. when bacon ready, add a crushed garlic clove and mix, fry fo 10 seconds
  7. add drained pasta, mix a little, fry again for 10-20 seconds
  8. add beaten egg, stir and cook for a couple of minutes or so, stirring gently, so that the egg cooks
  9. sprinkle with grated cheese and if you wish, some chopped parsley or basil..




Super-Simple Creamy Egg Curry

South Indian Egg Curry with Lentil Pilau

What day do eggs hate most? Fry-day!
What did Snow White call her chicken? Egg white.
How do eggs leave the motorway? By going through the eggs-it.


Check out some Prawn and Egg recipes on an earlier page…

And finally, a Halloween Egg Special…





Prawns are great, lots of protein, no fat. You can buy them already cooked or raw, fresh or frozen, shelled or un-shelled, I would buy shelled ones.

Because they cook in minutes, buy cooked or raw, whichever is cheaper, on offer.

King AND common-or-garden pleb prawn taste the same, the difference is size, and price… and yes, they ALL shrink when cooked!…


If they are raw, once de-frosted, you can stir-fry or sautee them in a tablespoon of olive oil or butter for 5 minutes, boil for 2 minutes in a little bubbling water, or microwave for a minute or two, basically once they turn pink, they are cooked.

If you are using already cooked ones, they are ready to eat or use in salads, use according to the recipe, but shorten the cooking time, add them to pizzas, mix with a spoonful of mayo for a hearty sandwich or just snack on them from the packet!…

Very Easy Recipes:



Jamie’s easy spaghetti with prawns
Chilli Prawn Linguine
Egg fried Rice with Prawns and Peas
Spanish Prawn Rice – great in cold weather and easy!
Lemon and garlic prawns – serve over pasta or rice or bread or salad
Scrambled egg stir-fry
Spanish Egg with Prawns
Scrambled egg with prawns – instead of chives add a pinch of dry parsley to the raw egg
Prawn Cocktail Salad – with avocado, try buying softer ones (not squishy)
Layered Prawn Salad – add any salad veg, tomato, spring onion, celery, watercress, rocket, chopped hard boiled egg…
Jamie’s Prawn Noodle Soup – very simple, use any chicken stock cube, bak choi is pak choi, also add broccoli, strips or thin slices of carrots, sliced mushrooms, frozen peas,sugarsnaps or mange tout, baby sweetcorn, etc.


I will add some curry and stir-fry recipes later, they are more complex.

UNI Cook Book

Food Essentials… storage… useful to have in your larder… a few basic recipes… basic SALAD DRESSING… simple Marinade… extra PIZZA toppings…

Easy cooking for students…

Food Essentials… useful to have in your larder… and a few basic recipes…

Food stuffs:

  • Onions, garlic, bag of potatoes
  • Rice, pasta, pasta sauce, pesto, canned tomato, kidney beans, baked beans, any canned beans, cous-cous
  • Butter, sugar, salt, pepper, flour, eggs, BREAD, CERIALS, MILK
  • Cheddar cheesecreme fraiche or cream cheese (philadelphia) or fromage frais, mozzarella, feta (salad cheese), cottage or curd cheese
  • Mayo, ketchup, mustard
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, celery
  • Lemons or limes for salad dressing or lemonade
  • Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, green beansfrozen peas, frozen fries / chips
  • Canned tuna, bacon, lardons, sausages, ham, chorizo ring
  • Sunflower oil, (virgin) olive oil, (balsamic) vinegar
  • Soya sauce, teriyaki sauce, ground cumin or coriander, parsley, paprika
  • Curry paste or powder, can of creamed coconut, fresh ginger or ginger paste, dried chillies
  • Pickled cucumbers / gherkins (any pickle is a great cure for Hangovers!) for burgers
  • Tortillas sealed keep for a long time or can make leftovers into chips
  • Rice Pudding, hot chocolate, nutella, biscuits
  • FRUIT: bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, etc. KEEP A FRUIT BOWL TOPPED UP!, and look out for ANY fruit cheaply, reduced, on offer, on markets before closing…
  • Most affordable MEATs: chicken drumstick, legs, thighs, whole chicken, pork, mince, burgers, meatballssausages, thin beef steaks, burgers, stewing meats, stir-fry meats
  • Affordable FISH: frozen scampi, prawns, mackrel fillets, salmon, fish fingers, smoked mackrel, canned tuna, canned mackrel in tomato sauce, canned anchovy (for boiled egg and anchovy, pizzas, pastas), skinless boneless sardines for those vital omegas!

*Don’t store open cans in fridge for more than 48h, once opened it is better to transfer into plastic container and refrigerate.
*Don’t keep cooked pasta, potatoes or rice for more than 2 days, the starch goes off…


Look out for your 5 a day reduced, on offers, in markets, or as your recipe requires…

*Keep an eye out for great offers on stir-fry mixes, rather than buying individual ingredients…
*Use fresh veg for salads and stir-fries, old veg for stews, roasting and sauces…


Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Potato fries – eat lots of Sweet Potatoes, it is a SUPERFOOD!

Basic SALAD DRESSING: 1/2 teaspoon sugar, pinch of salt, 1/2 lemon / lime or 1 tablespoon of balsamic or other vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil. To this you can add mustard or mayo or chopped shallots, chopped herbs, chopped or crushed chillies, capers, yoghurt, horseradish, cream, honey, soya sauce, and voila!, it’s no longer basic! …

Pesto and Nandos MARINADE sauces are easy and super for most meats, marinate before cooking, otherwise make your own using a sensible combination of orange / apple juice, lemon / lime juice, cider, beer, chopped herbs, chopped shallot, onion, olive oil, ground cumin, coriander, dried or chopped herbs and spices, crushed garlic, ginger, honey, soya sauce, chinese or other wine, teriyaki sauce, curry paste, curry powder, paprika, ketchup, mustard, yoghurt, creamed coconut, barbecue sauce, jerk sauce, marmalade?… what can I say…the possibilities could be endless… 🙂

…salt & spread some marinade over potatoes, sweet potatoes, chopped onions, carrots, parsnips, courgettes, peppers, leeks, fennel, aubergines, or whatever VEG & ROAST…

basil-tomato-pizza-400x400   EXTRA PIZZA TOPPINGS:

For pepperoni pizzas: slice 1 small onion, 1/2 pepper into thin slices, cover in tablespoon of olive oil, mix, spread over pizza…

Other pizza toppings: bacon lardons, pancetta, ham, pineapple, chorizo, fried mince, chicken, mini meatballs, sliced or canned mushroom, canned sweetcorn, avocado slices, courgette slices, spring onions, basil leaves, crushed chillies, lumps of cream cheese, wet spinach leaves, an egg, anchovies, olives, mozzarella, ricotta…