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Keep it Simple — Recipes

Here are 2 of the 112 recipes in my book "Keep it Simple"

German Roast Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)


1kg potatoes, unpeeled
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp avocado oil
100g lean smoked bacon, cut into strips
2 medium onions, sliced
pinch white pepper

Easy Steps

  1. Wash potatoes but do not peel.
  2. Cook in salted boiling water until just tender. Don’t overcook — potatoes must be firm. Drain off the water. Leave the potatoes in the pot with the lid on, for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and allow potatoes to cool. Peel and slice the cooked potatoes.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Sauté bacon and onion until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Do not wash the pan or wipe out the bacon remnants.
  6. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium heat.
  7. Add cooled sliced potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper and fry until the potatoes are golden and crispy. Shake the pan occasionally while frying.
  8. Return the crisp bacon and onions to the pan and toss gently with the potatoes.
  9. Sauté for another 5 minutes, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  10. Serve hot with fried eggs or sausages.

Chef’s Tips

  • Cook potatoes a day ahead or use leftover potatoes.
  • Use ground paprika as seasoning.
  • Make plenty — you can be sure this will be a popular dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Serves 4

Muesli Addiction

Ingredients - List 1

4 cups jumbo rolled oats
½ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup linseeds
1½ cups sunflower seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp cooking oil (rice bran is good)
4 tbsp liquid honey
1 tbsp vanilla essence

Ingredients - List 2

1 cup popped wheat
½ cup raisins or sultanas
½ cup dried fruit e.g. apricot, banana, pineapple, cranberries, papaya

cooking spray

Easy Steps

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Spray large roasting dish with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the ingredients from List 1 together, sprinkle into the well-greased roasting dish.
  4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until crisp, golden brown. Stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from oven, cool completely, then mix in the ingredients from List 2.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container and store in a dark dry place. Consume within 2 weeks.

Chef’s Tips

  • Add chopped nuts or ½ cup threaded coconut to ingredients (List 1).
  • Add cereal fl akes or rice bubbles to toasted muesli.
  • If honey is too solid, place in microwave for 20 seconds to liquify.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 40 minutes

Makes about 9 cups

You'll find all 112 recipes in my book "Keep it Simple"

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