It’s almost half term. We’re ready. We’re a little slower, a little wearier. We need a few late leisurely starts, possibly with pancakes, to restore us. And as we plod along to half term I find myself pushing green leafy vegetables. I want the boys iron intake higher; their vitamin and mineral quota upped. In short, I want them to eat kale.
Now kale can be a hard sell to kids, I admit. It’s the most green and leafy of all the green and leafy vegetables. You can feel it doing you good as you chew it. So how to get the boys into gobbling it up? Why suggest some delicious roast potatoes and chorizo sausage of course, oh and get them to prepare it themselves too! The boys made this easy kale, chorizo and roast potato traybake for their tea – and lo and behold they ate it all up.
The kale crisps up in the oven through the power of the oil released from the chorizo sausage into something that tastes and feels almost like crisps (as in the packet things you buy at the corner shop). And the new roast potatoes from McCain? Perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside through the power of vegetable oil and beef dripping that they come ready basted in. Some of the potatoes even take on a reddish hue from the chorizo. The whole dish looks and tastes like autumn should. (We added poached eggs but feel free to leave them out, though kids do seem tickled by the clingfilm method).
We had a great time as we made this traybake. It was simple for the boys to pull together and a good opportunity for us to chat about the day (and especially Charlie’s party!) It’s my final instalment in the McCain Kids Teatime Takeover (#KidsTeatimeTakeover ) where every Thursday evening I’ve been swapping roles with the kids and getting them involved in making tea. So far we’ve made fish and chips, sausage, stuffing and garlic wedges traybake and chicken stir fry jackets. Check out the recipes and do think about getting the kids making their own tea. It’s been fun as well as provided proper bonding time – plus I’ve found a brand new way to get the kids excited about the family tea!
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Kale, chorizo and roast potato traybake
Serves 2 – 3 children and 2 adults, scale up or down accordingly
- 800g McCain Roasts
- 4 free range eggs (1 per person)
- 200g kale
- 1 red onion, peeled and quartered
- 200g chorizo sausage, cut into chunks
- Black pepper to season
Preheat the oven to 230°C/Fan 220°C/Gas Mark 8. Tip the potatoes into a large baking tray with high sides and roast for 20 minutes. In the meantime organise the eggs by laying clingfilm into a bowl and cracking an egg carefully into it. Gather up the sides of the clingfilm and twist together to make an airtight package. Repeat with all the eggs. (NB: If, by any chance, one of the yolks splits then all is not lost, simply poach this egg for 3 minutes longer to ensure it is cooked through the middle – nobody wants a runny white centre after all).
After 20 minutes add the kale, onion and chorizo to the roasting tray, being careful as it’ll be very hot. Place back into the oven for another 20 minutes. Check on it after 10 minutes to ensure the kale isn’t catching too much. If it is, give the tray a shake or use a spoon to move the kale about.
Four minutes before the end of the roasting time place the clingfilm wrapped eggs into a pan of boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes, remove carefully (being careful as they are very hot) and unpeel the eggs. Serve up the traybake with an egg on top!
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