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twig boy cooks – decadent breakfast browns

twig boy cooks – decadent breakfast browns

Prepare to face your inevitable weekend hangover in style.

We’ve all been there, that last drink seemed like a good idea four drinks ago and now you’re too involved to stop. Friday night turns to Saturday morning and your mouth starts to resemble the Cape Town water system* as you finally call it quits for the session. Then you wake up and it’s day zero. The water in your body is gone, your head is pounding and the only thing you want more than a drink is the sweet release of death food.
*Topical reference there. I told you this was a different kind of cooking website.

Fortunately, twig boy cooks has you covered. I have personally and painstakingly put in countless nights of ‘research’ in a bid to perfect the ultimate breakfast hangover cure and have one or two more options for you to sample. This option is great if you can’t face a huge plate of food but need some ballast to help you through the dark hours ahead. Best of all, you can prepare this the night before, leaving you free to cook on autopilot the next day. Ideal for the bleary-eyed stumblers.

Ingredients. Makes – 4. Preparation time – 20 minutes. Cooking time 5 – 20 minutes.
3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled, whole
oil for frying. Shallow or deep.


ONE. Place your potatoes in a pan of water and bring to the boil. You want to cook them until they are soft to a fork stab but not falling apart. Imagine a soft apple, like a golden delicious. That kind of texture.

TWO. When your potatoes are apple like in their form, drain them and leave them to cool. This is the part you can do overnight if you like. Just put them in the fridge, go on the razz and remember them the next morning. In fact, you can do everything up until step 5 if you like.

THREE. Wake up, phone Ralph on the porcelain phone if you need to and then retrieve your potatoes. Use a grater to ‘shred’ the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. When I did this part I was left with the potato ‘nub of love’. You may wish to whip this up on Valentine’s day for your SO. Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a piece of potato in a vague shape.

‘potato love’.


FOUR. Season your potatoes well and then use your hands (clean) to mould them into your desired shape.

FIVE. Right, if you’re vaguely healthy, shallow fry your browns (they’ll be less decadent tho) for 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. If you are incredibly hungover and want to do this properly you’re going to need your fryer out. 5 minutes on 180 is all it takes for a perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy in the middle pick me up. Serve with beans or whatever else you like.

Other winning hangover cures can be found in the ‘Breakfast’ section.

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