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The simplicity of black pepper and sea salt

Many things in life are best kept simple and this dish is one of them. This is a dish I cooked as a student. It is a quick and easy dish to cook that will help you with eating those ‘5 a day’ and that is what I loved about it. As a kid, I hated mushrooms and used to shout everytime my mum used to put them in front of me. But now? Absolutely love them. However it is a optional part of this dish so don’t feel like you have to include them!

Prep time: 5 mins

Approx calories per portion: 445 kcal

All you need for the ingredients is:

  • 1 small potato – cubed
  • Black pepper
  • Fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Butter (to line the frypan)
  • A few mushrooms – halved
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • 1 wholemeal pitta bread

And this is how I put the dish together:

  1. Roast the potato cubes in a non-stick pan with the oil until they are cooked halfway then add the black pepper and sea salt seasoning and stir.
  2. Line another small pan with butter and add the mushrooms. Stir fry for 5-10 minutes then turn gas off.
  3. By the time your mushrooms are done, your potatoes should be looking browner and crispier too. Have a taste and if you are happy then turn the gas off.
  4. Serve the potatoes and mushrooms with pitta bread and baby spinach on the side and viola – you have managed to eat 3 different types of veg in one meal!


  • Whilst I do keep ground pepper in my kitchen drawers, I always like to use freshly crushed in a pestle and mortar black peppercorns wherever possible! They just seem to have a much stronger flavour.
  • When you first put the potato cubes into the pan, try and use a heavy glass lid so that it cooks quickly then open up the lid slightly to let air out and keep cooking at low-med heat to allow the cubes to crisp.

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