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Homemade French Fries

Right, so there I am, looking at my boring leftover chicken breast and wondering – what interesting side can I do today? As I took out the baking tray to make my usual baked potato wedges, it hit me – why not just fry them?

While this is a simple (and obvious) recipe, I wanted to add it to my blog for creative ideas to make that boring student meal just a little bit more fun!






Cajun Spices (optional)

Vegetable or Sesame Oil (I did this in sesame)



1. Slice the potato in thin wedges.



2. Boil the oil.

3. Fry the potatoes for approx 5 minutes, or until golden brown and of medium softness.



4. Place in bowl and spring salt, pepper, and desired spices.



Phillycheese Steak Mac and Cheese

In searching the web for some new and creative food ideas, I came across a very interesting idea of turning basic meals into mac and cheese meals! The idea of adding anything to cheesey pasta is simply delightful, just ask any of my flat mates. Me and cheese – we go way back.

This recipe was super easy – changed a few things to make it my own. Took me about 10 minutes to prepare and 15 to cook! It also made enough to feed a small army which pleased my flat mates (as they eat as much as a small army!)


Pasta of Your Choosing (I always go with the classic mac and cheese shaped ones)

Vegetable Oil

Olive Oil


Bell Pepper (for taste)



Roast Beef Sliced and Cooked

Edam Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

Evaporated Milk (100 ml) (more if creamier)

Water (100 ml) (more if lighter)

2 Eggs



1. Chop onion and pepper (3-5 min)

2. Fry in pan with vegetable oil.


3. Boil water for pasta

4. Place Pasta in boiling water

5. Put roast beef in pan to warm.


6. Put pan on low heat and keep peppers, onions, and roast beef warm.

7. When pasta is cooked, drain pasta.

8. In a big bowl or pan, stir in roast beef, peppers, and onion with the pasta.



9. Add cheese mixture last (the amount of mixture is up to you!)



1. In mix pan on low heat, stir in 2 eggs, evaporate milk, cheddar cheese, and edam cheese.

2. Leave to simmer, stirring frequently.


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 Finished Product: 


BAM. That’s classy mac and cheese.


Fried Brie and Cranberry Snack

Snacks have always been my favorite thing. Whether its sweet or savory, snacks dominate a students life during deadline season. I convinced myself to make this a healthy blog  and certainly feel the irony of making my first post about fried food!

… but that’s just the south within me! When in doubt and feeling down due to studying, its all about the comfort food.

Enjoy my take on fried brie (or camembert!)


1 egg

1 slice of brie



vegetable oil

cranberry sauce



1. Cut off the rind of the brie.

2. Roll the brie in small balls.


3. Heat pan of vegetable oil, about 1in deep.

4. In a bowl crack and egg and beat the yoke.

5. In another bowl 200g of breadcrumbs with desired black pepper to taste.

6. Dip the brie ball in the egg, then roll the brief ball in the bread crumbs and pepper mix.

7. Re-dip the brie ball in the egg, and a second time roll the ball in the breadcrumbs and pepper mix.

8. Pul the coated brie ball in the oil, cooking for only 1 minute on each side.

9. Serve immediately with cranberry sauce. For a good homemade cranberry sauce recipe, click here.

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