Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Wife Can Cook Too? Episode 2: Breakfast; Corn cakes and Potato cakes

I did a mental calculation that day to see how long of a break i have taken due to the Queensland floods and what i got was astounding. Having been on break since Christmas and coming back into office on the 10th January, i had a 17 day break. Barely 1 and the half days into work, the catastrophic floods began and we were closed for another 13 days. This means i was on a 30 day break and the year has barely began! Not only that, excluding the days i work from home, i would have only been in office for 5.5 days in the month of January. 

With home just barely 2 months away, I wonder how i am going to ring in the will to focus and work!

So what were we up to during the 30 day break?

With the leader of our breakfast gang i.e. the driver jetting off on holiday, we had the other alternative of cooking some. As part of my craze for corn cakes, we decided to make our own, i meant the Wife decided to make some. 


You wouldn't have guessed this was home made, would you? Almost fit to be served in a restaurant i reckon. 


Another day, we decided to do potato cakes and crispy bacon. 

At this rate, I am finally realising why I don't have too many restaurants to write about, because we are replicating everything we see at home!

As part of a recipe post, this is a guide to a fancy looking breakfast with minimum effort.

Potato cakes

2-3 potatoes, shredded finely, squeezed dry of the liquid you will get when you shred
1.5 tablespoon of self raising flour
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg to bind everything together
Half an onion, shredded (optional)

Mix everything in a bowl and pan fry till fully cooked. Serve with Crispy Bacon.

Crispy Bacon

Well i don't know about you but after eating months of bacon, i find that there are usually oily, often soggy after coming out from the pan. After experimenting, i think i might have found a formula that might work.

Pan fry with no oil, on medium heat. Cook for as long as you can before it burns.
Put it on the oven at 200 degrees for 5 minutes, do keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.

The result is crispy bacon, woo hoo!

Corn cakes

Corn nibblets from 2 fresh corn cobs
Half an onion, shredded finely
One potato, shredded finely
1 egg
1 tablespoon of self raising flour
Salt and pepper

Mix everything well and pan fry. A tip is to use the oil that you get from frying the bacon for extra flavour.

Just thinking about breakfast makes me want to eat breakfast for dinner!


thule a.k.a leo said...

WOW!! Joe... you seriously have to consider opening a restaurant!! LOL

AugustDiners said...

how come your eggs are so lusciously yellow-orangey! such lovely colours!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

augustdiners: haha why not? shouldnt it be? i pay extra for free range mah.

leo: haha if u come everyday and eat my food, i open lor.

Sean said...

oh yeah, i'd be happy if delicious in kl puts your corn cakes with egg and beans on the menu :D

Life for Beginners said...

I can see the new cafe opening already: Welcome to 'The Wife Can Cook Too?'! (question mark in place some more)


Michelle Chin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Michelle Chin said...

You must come to melbourne quickly so we can do potluck!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: haha pot luck breakfast? dpds if theres a proper kitchen for me to use!

lob: or maybe a husband and wife menu..that would b interesting.

sean: put that in their comment card..lets see if that comes true!

eiling lim said...

the potato cakes and crispy bacon really looked like a dish served out of a restaurant! well done!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: the things i do like making sure the bacon was so crisp so i could balance on the potato cake haha.

Blogger said...

Get daily suggestions and guides for earnings $1,000s per day ONLINE for FREE.

Blogger said...

Come and see how THOUSAND of people like YOU are making a LIVING from home and are fulfilling their dreams right NOW.