Thursday, 8 August 2013

Alyn Williams's cheesy egg with Marmite soldiers

Recommended to me today by tesco.  Sounds a 'strange' combination to me........ anyone tried it?

Alyn Williams's cheesy egg with Marmite soldiers

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Takes: 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices brown bread, thin
  • 30g butter, softened
  • 8tsp Marmite
  • For the cheesy egg
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 20g plain flour
  • 350ml skimmed milk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 110g half fat medium cheese, grated
  • 4 eggs, medium
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Each serving contains 444 calories, 8.5g sugar, 19.3g fat, 10g saturates and 2.2g salt.

Method

GBClogo recipeLike a bigger, cheesy version of boiled egg and soldiers, this is a fun weekend breakfast that the kids will either love…or hate!
Cover all the slices of bread with a thin layer of Marmite.
Sandwich the slices together to make 4 Marmite sandwiches. 
Butter the outside of each sandwich before removing the crusts and cutting into 2cm soldiers. Put on a plate and keep in the fridge.
Heat the butter in a pan. Once the butter starts to foam add the flour and stir for 3 minutes.
Slowly add the milk, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. 
When the sauce begins to thicken slightly add a pinch of nutmeg and leave to simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Stir in the grated cheese - reserving a small handful for later - before seasoning with salt and pepper. 
Take 4 ramekins and spoon in enough cheese sauce to cover the bottom of each. Break the eggs and add one to each ramekin. Top with a couple more spoonfuls of sauce followed by a sprinkling of grated cheese. Let the children do all the spooning of the sauce.
Cook in an oven set to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Carefully remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
Place a frying pan over a low-medium heat. Add the Marmite soldiers to the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides. 
Place the ramekins onto saucers, arrange the Marmite soldiers alongside and dip away!  

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