Saturday 18 October 2008

Casino Royale

Last night we had a fun time at Mart's work do. It was the first time I met his new colleagues and their partners and I can honestly say they are all mad! After dinner we were entertained with a casino night which was hilarious with everyone nicking the chips from the dealer and each other! After a hard night partying, I had a long lie-in followed by a yummy brunch.

Place your bets please...

...mart & I having a moment in all the madness!

Roulette Omelette with Coin Chips

This is a great brunch after a boozy night out as it is filling and packed with lots of nutrients the body will be crying out for. Of course the chilli will also boost the body back into action and the coin chips will fulfil that starch craving.

Serves 2

4 small potatoes, peeled
sunflower oil for deep frying
4 eggs
2 tomatoes, diced
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
50g parmesan, finely grated
2 tsp olive oil
handful fresh basil leaves
salt & freshly ground black pepper

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes until cooked half way through. Drain well and slice into ½ cm thick discs.

Heat a few inches of sunflower oil in a pan for deep frying. Fry the potato discs in batches until crisp, golden and cooked through. Drain well on kitchen paper and season with salt.

Meanwhile, prepare the omelette. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the tomatoes, chilli, garlic, parmesan and seasoning.

Heat the olive oil in two small (or one medium sized) non-stick frying pans over a low heat and divide the egg mixture between them. Gently fry the omelettes for 6-8 minutes until almost cooked through.

Preheat the grill to high and grill the top of the omelette for a few minutes to finish cooking.

Slide the omelettes onto each serving plate and pile the coin chips on top. Scatter the basil leaves over and serve.

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