The Collection

Full collection of home cooked recipes from What Dad Cooked. We’ve got, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and sauces! So enjoy, and don’t forget to tag your meals with #WhatDadCooked

September 13, 2018

Côte De Boeuf with Béarnaise and Chips

Enjoyed by Bill

A côte de boeuf is a basically a monster steak with a bone in, or a French version of a rib of beef, But however you want to describe it, it is a wonderful piece of beef. Cook it simply and serve with chips and salad – and my no-split, light and easy béarnaise sauce.

September 5, 2018

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

Enjoyed by Bill

This is the style of pork that you see hanging from the windows of Cantonese restaurants.

September 5, 2018

Bao Buns with Char Sui Pork and Pickled Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

Bao buns seem to be the latest thing. But don’t just make them to be trendy – they’re fun and good to eat.

July 16, 2018

Yaki soba

Enjoyed by Bill

Yaki soba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat, but yaki soba are uses egg or wheat noodles.

July 11, 2018

Really Easy Chicken Korma

Enjoyed by Bill

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes not much longer than the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

July 10, 2018

Watermelon and Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

Enjoyed by Bill

Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.

July 10, 2018

Salmon en croûte

Enjoyed by Bill

Salmon en croute are brilliant – part pie, part pastie, part Salmon Wellington – what’s not to like?

July 9, 2018

Really Easy Mexican Meatballs

Enjoyed by Bill

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes as long as the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

July 9, 2018

Really Easy Mexican Ranch Style Eggs

Enjoyed by Bill

There are more authentic versions of the classic Mexican Heuvos Rancheros elsewhere on this site, but this is for knocking up in flash on a weekend morning.

July 9, 2018

Really Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta

Enjoyed by Bill

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

July 8, 2018

Really Easy Creamy Tomato and Basil Tortiglioni

Enjoyed by Bill

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

June 2, 2018

Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

This is a great little appetizing starter. It works best with pears that are just under ripe.

June 2, 2018

Hake in Green Sauce

Enjoyed by Bill

This is a staple of the Basque region of Spain. It seems in every way a bit foreign or difficult. But it’s basically fish in a parsley flavoured sauce. It’s a good recipe to learn as you can swap around the ingredients endlessly to suit your taste and budget.

May 31, 2018

Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

Enjoyed by Bill

A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.

April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

Enjoyed by Bill

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch).

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