In the days shortly after New Year, where you typically get the horrid pangs of ‘back to work dread’, I couldn’t quite face doing a food shop so instead made do with what we had at home.
I quite like ‘fridge raid’ concoctions as they focus on simple recipes and no waste. I also wanted it to be pretty healthy as it was the New Year. The result was this ‘fridge raid’ version of eggs in purgatory. In simple terms it’s eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce – yum!
This recipe sees the addition of bacon, peppers, onions and is topped with Manchengo cheese (a little treat does you good after all).
This would make a great vegetarian meal too if you leave out the bacon. We added it to use it up, but it’s totally optional.
It served 2 as a main meal, with a little left spare or could serve 4 as a snack. The leftover peppers and sauce went in to making an awesome chicken fajita sauce the next day too. I’d definitely recommend serving with some griddled chicken and wraps if you have any left over.
Ever a fan of fridge raid recipes, I also asked a few of my fellow food bloggers for theirs, and here they are:
Persian Chicken Casserole With Rice from Franglais Kitchen
Lazy Leftover Pasta from Munchies and Munchkins
Sprout and Chestnut Soup from Casa Costello
Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata from Foodie Quinne
Mini Fridge Emptying Omelettes from Jo’s Kitchen
Fridge Lentil Soup from Tinned Tomatoes
5:2 230 Calorie Fridge Salad from Tinned Tomatoes
Leftover Cheeseboard Pie from Gingeybites
Cheese and Leek Bread Pudding with Cranks from Tin and Thyme
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