What’s for brunch? 5 Easy Brunch Recipes Using Samsung Smart Oven!
Hello world! It’s cooking time again! In my “5 Dishes I Cooked with Samsung Smart Oven” blog post, you have seen the amazing functions of the Samsung Smart Oven MC32F606. I “slim-fried” chicken, cooked salmon and even baked a sushi cake with it!
This time round, I am going to share another 5 recipes which you can try doing for brunch. We all love brunch, don’t we? But sometimes, after waking up in the late morning, I feel it is so troublesome having to dress up and travel all the way to a cafe to have my brunch, especially when many of them are often very crowded during weekends.
So sometimes, I prefer to prepare simple brunch items at home. With the Samsung Smart Oven, cooking becomes hassle free. Using the Slim Fry function, you can fry frozen food with no oil and fresh food with very little oil. The Smart Oven combines a grill with warm air-circulation to envelop the food, making it crispy inside and out. Fried food has never tasted so good, yet so healthy!
Whether your food is frozen or chilled, the Smart Multi Sensor defrosts it evenly from the surface to deep inside and enables optimal defrosting according to the type of food. The Soft Reheating function lets you have easy temperature control. All food gets evenly cooked, even in convection mode. And dough making is made easier and quicker with the dough proofing function. A built-in yoghurt maker removes the need for a separate device to whip up fresh homemade yoghurt any time of the day.
Let me share my 5 brunch items with you!
Sweet Potato Fries IS THE NEW THING IN TOWN! I have practically stopped eating French fries when I tried sweet potato fries in one of the restaurants. They taste so sweet and are very addictive! But why spend so much money paying for it when you can simply do it at home?
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-wide inch strips
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp olive oil, for tossing
1. Preheat the oven up to 200 degree celsius.
2. In a large bowl, sprinkle with all the seasonings and toss it with olive oil.
3. Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking pan, be sure not to overcrowd.
4. Select the Slim Fry programme on Samsung Smart Oven, turn the knob to Code ‘6’ which is for frying handmade french fries. Set plate on low rack and press start. When you hear the beep sound, turn over the fries. It will take about 20 minutes for the sweet potatoes to become tender and golden brown. Let it cool off in 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
My aunt and I recently went to a pizza-making demonstration and we were inspired. But we didn’t want to buy the original pizza crust from the supermarket, so we just made use of the hotdog buns to create cheesy bread. It is sort of a cross between garlic bread and pizza. It’s a great way to help feed a lot of hungry people, and easy to pull together, even at the last minute. You can also add some cheddar cheese if you want to. I only love mozzarella cheese!
2 hotdog bread, cut into half
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup spring onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tomato, cut into small cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
some ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.
2. In a large bowl, mix the mayonnaise, tomatoes, garlic and spring onion together.
3. Coat the bread with some butter. Pour the mayonnaise mixture on top of the bread.
4. Cover the bread with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some ground pepper.
5. Using Smart Cook programme on Samsung Smart Oven, turn the knob to Code ‘1-10’ (frozen pizza snacks). Place your plate of bread on low rack and press start. The length of cooking time depends on the serving size. In this case, the bread will be ready in 5 mins.
I am a big fan of minced meat and egg, be it steamed or fried. It reminds me of my childhood when my grandfather would deliver lunch to school for me and there was always a dish with minced meat and egg. So I created this fried meat patty which can be eaten on its own or paired with buns to make it a burger.
300g minced pork
1/4 tsp salt
100g onions, chopped
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumb
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1. Add salt, pepper, onions and Worcestershire sauce into minced pork. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Remove from the fridge, add in 1 beaten eggs and stir well.
3. Use your hand to scoop up the mixture and make small round patty.
4. Coat the patty in following sequence: flour, beaten egg, bread crumbs.
5. Select Slim Fry programme on Samsung Smart Oven, turn the knob to Code ‘8’ and brush with some oil. Set plate on low rack and press start. When you hear the beep sound, turn the patties over.
My brunch is perfect with a bowl of Oyako Don (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl). The literal translation of Oyakodon (親子丼) means “parent-and-child rice bowl.” The typical ingredients include chicken (as in parent), egg (as in child). It’s a very common Donburi dish and is served at most traditional Japanese diners. You can choose to just simmer the chicken in the sauce, or in this case, I grilled it in the oven. The ingredients are simmered together in a sauce then served on top of a bowl of rice. The boy loves Japanese food so I am trying to cook more for him instead of eating out. This is very easy to cook so I hope Oyako Don will be your go-to recipe when you are busy.
200g chicken breast, rinsed and patted dry
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp ginger, minced
4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1/2 stalk spring onion, chopped into small pieces
1. Mix soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, pepper, minced ginger, onion, garlic. Marinade chicken for at least 30 minutes.
2. Place the chicken on high rack. Grill the chicken for about 10 mins on one side, and 8 mins on the other side. When done, cut the chicken into strips.
3. Fry the egg according to your preference.
4. To assemble, place the egg and chicken on a bowl of rice. Sprinkle some teriyaki sauce and spring onion. Serve.
2 apples, peeled, cored, and very thinly sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius.
2. In a bowl, combine the apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon; toss gently to coat well.
3. In another bowl, mix flour with salt.
4. In a large cup or small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter together. Mix it together with the flour mixture.
5. Coat the baking pan with some butter. Arrange apple slices over the bottom of the pan. Pour batter over apple slices. Bake for 25 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned. Serve with syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
The Samsung Smart Oven (MC32F606) is now available at $649 at major consumer electronics stores.