When we were snowed in last December, we ran out of dog food. In fact we ran out of all sorts of things and were unable to get to the supermarket. The local village shop usually has a good supply of basic items but it soon ran out of everything as well due to the number of extra customers shopping there.
So we had to use our initiative when trying to feed ourselves and Lulu.
We had a few eggs and a box of cheese triangles in the fridge so for Lulu’s breakfast one day we made cheesy egg. This was simply just one egg, scrambled as it cooked in the pan, with a cheese triangle melted into it when it was almost cooked. We stirred it into her usual plain biscuit mixer.
We served it to Lulu several times (until we ran out of eggs) and she wolfed it down. Luckily, after a few days we were able to dig ourselves out of the house and get to the shops to stock up on proper dog food, but we carried on giving her cheesy egg for breakfast as a treat sometimes.
One day, I was cooking Lulu’s cheesy egg and it just occurred to me how tasty it looked. So I decided to have some myself.
In the fridge I had a packet of oatcakes. These are a speciality of Derbyshire and Staffordshire – I don’t know if they are popular in other parts of England too. I hadn’t seen them on sale for years until I spotted them in the reduced section of the bakery in Sainsbury’s. They are only 75p for a packet of six and these were reduced to 45p. A bargain.
They are something like an oaty pancake, similar to the galettes you get in Brittany. I have fond memories of Saturday breakfasts as a child, with fried eggs and bacon on oatcakes. With brown sauce on the side. Yummy.
I just heated the oatcake gently in a lightly oiled frying pan. Alternatively you can just grill them. I made the cheesy egg as usual and just piled it on top. If I had been in less of a hurry I could have added some grilled mushrooms, tomatoes or sausages. But just cheesy egg on oatcakes made a nice lunch.
My niece gave me this book for Christmas. I thought it was a joke but it’s actually quite serious. I’m checking it out for more tasty ideas !!