Delicious Side Dish Recipes


A few side dish recipes, to add to a meal, or use for snacks or bar-b-ques.

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RECIPE: CURRY FRITTERS

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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One of my favourite side dish recipes. The surprise of the curry flavour contrasted with the sweetness of the banana and the crunchiness of the crust, make these savoury fritters a sure-fire hit with people of all ages. Vary the amount of curry powder according to how hot you like it. This side-dish goes well with any curry, but also with fish, or salads.

INGREDIENTS

Self-raising flour

Curry powder

Egg

Milk Chopped banana

Sweetcorn kernels (cooked )

Serve with chutney

Preheat deep fat fryer to 190 C. Put the flour and curry powder in a bowl and make a well. Break an egg into the centre and mix. Add milk and stir with a wooden spoon. Keep adding milk until the mixture becomes a smooth thick batter, slightly thicker than a pancake batter. Fold in banana and sweetcorn. Fry heaped tablespoons of the mixture until golden and crispy. They only take a few minutes. Drain on kitchen paper. Check with a skewer, if you’re not sure if they’re done right through.

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RECIPE: BOXTY POTATO CAKES

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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This is a very traditional side dish recipe. These little darlings are a lovely accompaniment to stews and casseroles.

INGREDIENTS

Boiled potatoes

Grated raw potatoes (equal to amount of boiled potatoes)

Flour

Pinch of baking soda

A little milk

Chopped parsley

Black pepper

Sunflower oil

Butter

METHOD

Mash the cooked potatoes. Add the raw potatoes and sieve in the flour and baking soda. Mix well, adding more sieved flour until the mixture is stiff and dry. Add some milk, just enough to soften the mixture so you can shape the cakes. Stir in parsley and pepper. Shape into round flat circles and fry. Heat the oil in a pan and stir in some butter. Cook until golden.

VARIATION: Make a boxty sandwich by placing inside a pancake with a grilled rasher and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.



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RECIPE: SPUDULICIOUS POTATOES

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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Baked potatoes are a truly simple side dish and healthy also. They are as simple to make as oven chips and will not clog up your arteries with nasty fats!

INGREDIENTS

Thin-skinned scrubbed potatoes

Basil, oregano and thyme

Chopped garlic

Black pepper

Atlantic sea salt crystals

Lemon juice

Olive oil

METHOD

Cut potatoes into chunky slices, leaving the skins on. Place in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, coating all the potatoes. Space them well, on an oiled baking tin and bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked.

VARIATION: Coat potatoes with chilli powder, garlic and olive oil.

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RECIPE: GUACAMOLE

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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One of the staple side dish recipes in our house. Children tend to like avocados and they are very nutritious.

INGREDIENTS

Finely chopped red onion

Crushed garlic

Fresh lime juice

Ground cumin

Ground coriander

Chopped fresh coriander

Dash of Tabasco sauce

Deseeded chopped tomatoes

White pepper

Mashed avocado

METHOD

For a smooth mixture, which will disguise the vegetables, blend everything in a food processor except the tomatoes and add them at the end. For a chunkier mixture, mix everything together by hand. Store refrigerated.

***TIP: Avocado discolours quickly once peeled, so leave it whole until all the other ingredients are prepared then add it in and the lime juice will keep it from going brown. If you place a sheet of cling-film on top of the mixture inside the tub, that will also help keep it airtight and stop discolouration.

***TIP:Make enough guacamole, or just mashed avocado and lime juice, to put in a baguette for tomorrow's lunch.

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RECIPE: EASY GARLIC BREAD

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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Everybody loves garlic bread, which is really a comfort food. Many people are put off making their own because it involves turning on the oven, which can be time-consuming and so they buy factory-made garlic bread in the frozen aisles of the supermarket, which just doesn’t taste the same. Because I love garlic bread so much I evolved my easy way of making it under the grill. It does taste nicer from the oven, but unless I’m using the oven anyway, I usually don’t have time. Even cold, garlic bread can make a meal.

INGREDIENTS

Garlic

Butter/olive oil

Chopped parsley, basil and oregano

Black pepper

Baguette

METHOD

Chop or crush the garlic and add it to some butter or olive oil in a bowl. Add the herbs and pepper and mash everything up really well. Slice a baguette lengthways and grill the outsides until crispy. Spread the insides with garlic butter/oil and grill slowly for a few minutes. If you grill it on a very low heat it will taste nicer.



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