Rosti – 33p a serving, Meal Plan 1
Rosti is a delicious lunch, but if you are not at home at lunch time, you could whizz up the ingredients into a warming soup instead and take it with you in a flask. If you need more calories, top up with one or more of the weeks cakes and bakes
400g onion, chopped
90g carrots, grated, no need to peel
300g potatoes, grated, can leave the peel on if you like
Put the potatoes, onions and carrots into a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much mixture as you can. Combine all the vegetables, except the peas, in a bowl. Season and mix very well. Heat a pan with some oil in it. Put all the mixture in, cover with a lid and cook very slowly until a thick golden crust has formed.
Put a plate on top of the pan and using a tea-towel or oven gloves to protect your hands, flip the pan over so the rosti is on the plate, crust side up. Slide back into the pan and continue cooking until the second side is done and the potato is soft and cooked.
Meanwhile, grill the bacon to how you like it, and cook the peas
Serve with the bacon, peas and ketchup on the side
Makes 2 portions
You could add the bacon into the rosti before cooking. Add any other vegetables you want to, the only base really is potato and onion.
Calories 421, Protein 18, Fat 11, Carbohydrate 66
Cost 33p per serving
This is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks, all recipes and a shopping list
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Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 meal plans, most are for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are for 1, or 4 people