Recipes for National Cooking Programme – Week Eight

We’re very excited to launch our National Cooking Programme an ‘oven-ready’ programme of x20 FREE online interactive classes for teenagers wanting to learn to cook. Here is what we’ll be cooking on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 5.30pm which will be livestreamed on Instagram and YouTube.  Please get prepared with the ingredients and familiarise yourself with the recipe so you can cook along with us.

Shopping list

Firstly, here is a handy shopping list for all of the ingredients required

4ozs/100ml olive oil
1lb/450g onions
1lb/450g new potatoes or whole ones can be used
6 eggs
salt and pepper
2 oranges


Tortilla: A Glorious Egg Dish

Tortilla is cooked in a frying pan. Once the first side is cooked, the pan is inverted then the second side cooked. We prefer to cook ours in the oven using the one pan method described below. This saves slaving over a hot stove and ensures a delicious, well browned tortilla.


4ozs/100ml olive oil
1lb/450g onions chopped small
1lb/450g new potatoes left whole if small or cut into 2″ chunks if large
6 eggs
freshly ground salt and pepper


1. Fry the onions until golden brown and set aside.
2. Boil the new potatoes until tender. Allow to cool a little. Alternatively the potatoes and onions can be fried together until the potatoes are tender. The result is a more flavoursome tortilla.
3. Beat the eggs well.
4. Mix together the fried onions, boiled potatoes and eggs and season to taste with salt and
5. Pour the mixture into a high sided oven proof dish about 8″ diameter – ensure that the
potatoes are well covered with the egg mixture.
6. Place in oven 200ºC /400ºF and cook the tortilla for about ½ hour. Insert a knife into the
centre of the dish. If the knife comes out clean with no raw egg sticking to it then the tortilla
is ready for serving. If not, return to the oven for a few minutes and check again until the
knife comes out clean.
7. Cut into bite sized cubes and serve freshly made. Tortilla is generally served at room

Simple Sliced Orange Dessert


2 oranges
boiling water


1. Place the oranges in a bowl and cover them with boiling water and allow them to stand for 5 minutes.
2. Carefully pour off boiling water and cover the oranges with cold water as this will make them easier to handle.
3. Now peel the oranges. You will be surprised how easily the peel comes off and takes the pith with it.
4. Using a very sharp knife – or a bread knife, slice the oranges into thin rounds.
5. Place the rounds overlapping one another on two plates.
6. The sliced oranges are delicious served with a little yoghurt or whipped cream as a treat.