Friday 15 April 2022

Bacon Naan Sandwich and Masala Fries


Bacon Naan Sandwich and masala fries
Bacon Naan Sandwich and masala fries

For the bacon naan sandwich - serves 4

  • 12 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 8 mini naan breads
  • Soft cream cheese
  • Sweet chilli jam
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lambs lettuce
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • One large tomato cut into small chunks

Preheat the grill to medium-high, place the bacon on a lined tray and cook for several minutes each side until sizzling and cooked through.  Place the naans under the grill for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.  Spread one side of the naan with cream cheese and drizzle over some chilli jam and top with some lambs lettuce, place 3 slices of bacon on top and a small amount of plucked coriander and some of the sliced onion and chopped tomato, top with the second naan and you are good to go. (Repeat for the remaining 3 portions).

Masala Fries
Masala Fries

Masala fries

  • 900g frozen fries
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Few pinches of crushed sea salt

Masala sauce

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 tbsp hamburger relish
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mixed garlic/ginger paste

To start, you need to make the sauce.  Heat the oil in a small saucepan over a medium heat, when hot, add the cumin seeds and fry for around 30 seconds.  Add the hamburger relish and ketchup and bring to a simmer.  Stir in the sugar and cook for a further minute, then add the chopped onion and the garlic/ginger paste, season with a little salt, stir through and then set aside.

Cook your fries according to packet instructions (varies depending if oven fries or you are air frying).  When the fires are cooked season them with the chilli powder, cumin, coriander and a little salt to taste.  Whilst the fries are still hot, add them to the pan with the sauce, stirring so the fries are evenly coated.  Plate up and serve alongside the bacon naan.

Bacon Naan Sandwich
Bacon Naan Sandwich

This is a great dinner, you can spice up a bit more if you like and add some fresh chopped chillies.  Quick and easy to make, this will soon become a Friday night favourite!

Mark’s top tip - ensure you coat the fries quickly with the masala sauce otherwise the fries will go soggy!  Alternatively serve the masala sauce in a small dish on the plate and you can then dip your fries in!