Thursday 18 July 2019
Ingredients for one:
250ml portion of spicy mince (any kind will work)
two wedges of extra light cheese spread (I used Laughing Cow) - two syns or a third of a healthy extra A
40g light cheddar, grated (or 30g of the normal kind) - one healthy extra A
You also need a crumpet ring, lined with parchment
Preheat the oven to 180C
Break the egg into a bowl and season. Whisk well. Using a mini egg pan and a few sprays of oil, make 5 omelettes, each using one tbsp of whisked egg. Set them aside on something non stick.
Open the cheese wedges and cut each one in half.
Line the crumpet ring with parchment and place on a baking tray also covered with parchment. Not a pretty sight but there's absolutely no sticking if you use the parchment.
Place one mini omelette in the bottom of the ring.
Then break one half cheese segment into small bits (about four bits) and dot them around the omelette. Spoon over a quarter of the mince (it needs to be quite thick - if it's a bit watery, let it simmer until the extra liquid has evaporated or add some tomato puree).
Then continue layering with omelette, cheese spread, mince until there are four layers of each, finishing off with one last omelette. Sprinkle the grated cheddar over the top.
Cover the eggsagne with foil or an oven-proof saucepan lid and bake for fifteen minutes covered and ten to fifteen minutes uncovered. It's done when it's piping hot and the cheese has melted.
Carefully lift off the crumpet ring (it should just lift up easily but will be very hot) and slide the eggsagne off the parchment onto your plate. Serve with whatever you fancy - I had coleslaw and tomatoes.
Spicy mince - I always make a big batch, loaded with veg, often with added lentils and some oats, always with canned chopped tomatoes, spice of some kind, herbs, stock, whatever I fancy really, as long as it is SW friendly. My Instant Pot is great for this, using the slow cooked function.
I then cool it and decant it into some little pots I have that each hold 250mls which, for me is perfect for one portion.
Alternatively, you could use tinned mince or even pulses, chicken or beef in a sauce - just mush it down a bit.
This uses one and a third healthy extra As and is suitable if you are having an SP day - just don't have it with chips!