CHEESY WALNUT FRENCH TOAST

French Toast or really fried bread with cheese and walnuts?  The Wikipedia definition of French Toast is “a dish made of bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried” which technically this is, but still for me French Toast has to have cinnamon and sugar or at least something sweet, not cheese and walnuts………..

SALMON PATTIES – THAI, AUSTRALIAN, SWEDISH

As a child I loved going to stay at my Auntie Elsie’s as she would always make salmon patties for me, I loved them.  I’ve never managed to make any as good as hers and they certainly weren’t as fancy as these ones that John West published years later.  The closest here is the Australian version minus the corn or lemon.

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE ROLL

I know it’s lazy but I think being able to buy frozen sheets of pastry is a wonder of modern baking.  Although I don’t usually buy wholemeal sheets I do think they would work really well in this tandoori flavoured chicken and vegetable roll.

RED CAPSICUM OLIVE AND BASIL FLAN

Instead of making the pastry case as described in this recipe you could make it as a regular pie or flan.  You could even make it without pastry at all by just lightly greasing a pie plate and covering it with fine, dried breadcrumbs before adding the filling.  Whichever way you make it the Mediterranean flavors make it a great lunch dish.

POTATO OMELETTE SLICE

This 1990s Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for a potato omelette slice is a little unusual as it has three ways of cooking the slice, Traditional (baked with cream), Healthy (baked with less eggs, skim milk and low fat cheese) and Microwave (a small variation in the oil and milk quantities).  It also gives the kJ and calorie count which is helpful if you’re trying to decide which version to make.