Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Top Ten Tips To Budgeting # 7 Home Made Takeaways

Homemade Takeaways:

There is no need to leave home when it comes to takeaways, adapt your favourite takeaway recipes and make it at home, you can make it special by using original ideas to create a magnificent dish.

Fish and Chips


  •  1 egg 
  •  4 ounces of water(beat)
  •  add 1 cup of flour 
  •  1 teaspoons of baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon of salt 
mix this all together, leave to sit for about 15 minutes,  then dip fish pieces into the batter mix and deep fry in hot oil, drain and place on paper towelling, and place in a warm oven while you continue cooking.


You can either deep fry your chips, or oven bake them, whichever you prefer, but once it is all cooked, serve in individual wrapped newspaper with a piece of greaseproof paper in the middle, and sauce on the side.


You can be as original with your toppings as you would like, but from this basic pizza dough you can create any type of pizza

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder 
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of oil 
  • 1/2 cup of milk 
mix all these ingredients together and form a dough,  roll out to your desired shape and then add your toppings to it, be creative

  •  Spaghetti
  •  Bacon
  •  Cheese
  •  Pineapple
  •  Corn
  •  Cheese
  •  Mushrooms
  •  Salami
  •  Ham
  •  Chicken
  •  Cranberries
  •  Olives
  •  Vegetables

Hot dogs

Roll  saveloy's in a small amount of cornflour ( this helps the batter to stick ) and then dip into batter (as above for recipe) and deep fry.


See above for recipe

Homemade KFC

This is the closest recipe I have that suits our tastes and complements KFC mixture

Mix together

  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
Cover chicken pieces with drizzled oil and drop into a zip lock bag, sprinkle over coating mixture and shake well, pull chicken pieces out and leave to sit in fridge for 15-30 minutes
Cook at 180 degrees Celsius for 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours

Serve with chips see recipe above and some homemade coleslaw or bean salad.


Burger mixture

  • Mince
  • Onions
  • Tomato or Sweet Chili sauce
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder ( holds Pattie together while cooking)
  • 1 egg
  • A few breadcrumbs if mix is too wet
Cook patties in a medium frying pan with a little oil, while these are cooking get you salad ingredients ready
and start to cook your chips, either way is fine see above for recipe
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Beetroot
  • Gherkins
  • Mushrooms
  • Dressing
  • Sauces
Grill Burger buns and assemble burgers, these are very Moorish and my boys used to eat two.

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