Saturday Morning Potatoes, Chorizo and Eggs.


Saturday morning’s a great time for brunch. Up later than normal, too early to bother with a wait for lunch, but looking for something more substantial to see you through the shopping or the rest of the day until dinner. Sometimes there are left over chips from the fish and chip supper the night before. Never throw them away, they cook up well and with some added chorizo, onion, garlic and a poached egg they make the morning go with a bit of sunshine. Serves two.


  • Last nights chips, sliced down into thick matchsticks
  • 1/2 a medium chorizo sausage (cut into matchsticks)
  • clove of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 shallots or one yellow onion finely sliced
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg per person (poached)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200.  Water into a pan, heat and get ready to poach the eggs.
  2. Slice the chips and put on a baking tray and into the oven for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Chopped chorizo and sliced onion into a big saucepan fry until softened and the chorizo oil is being released  – add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Add the garlic and stir.
  5. Poach the egg.
  6. Chips out and into the chorizo mix, stir everything together in the saucepan, then divided onto warmed plates.
  7. Add the poached egg to the top.

About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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