Cheap hot snacks - Let's make a list of them.

(58 Posts)
CuriousMama Tue 12-Mar-13 16:10:20

Thanks to the thread asking for cheap snacks I've had the idea of listing recipes for them on here. Probably been done before though?

Mine is the potato fritters

Makes 2 decent sized.

1 baking potato or any medium sized. 1 egg. 1 spring onion or veg of choice (mushrooms/peppers etc..) seasoning. Herbs of choice. I use corriander or parsley.

Grate potato. Put grated potato in the middle of a teatowel then squeeze out the excess moisture. Put potato back on a dish. Add finely chopped veg, herbs, beaten egg and seasoning, mix well. Heat up frying pan. Fry in a little oil or no oil. Cook to desired size, this makes 2 for me but could make 4 small or 1 very large. Eat as a snack or a side dish.

CuriousMama Wed 13-Mar-13 08:51:23

Thank you both.

CuriousMama Wed 13-Mar-13 13:35:17

Any more?

LineRunner Wed 13-Mar-13 17:00:18

Another one even my DD can manage.

Mash up a tin of tuna with a bit of mayo and chopped onion, Add some black pepper to taste.

Serve in toasted plain bagel (or two).

We use value tuna and it's fine.

Oblomov Wed 13-Mar-13 17:18:48

cilantro is coriander? well I never .....

LineRunner Wed 13-Mar-13 18:08:08

Pitta bread, sliced open, with a bit of cheese and chopped tomato inside. Zap in microwave for 20 seconds.

Or grill if preferred.

Great with a few slices of capsicum peppers, too.

RobotHamster Wed 13-Mar-13 18:10:38

Brilliant thread

LineRunner Wed 13-Mar-13 18:33:42

If we are on a real money-saving drive, everything on toast.

Grilled cheese and onion
Grilled cheese and tomato (add dried mixed herbs)
Grilled mashed sardines in tomato sauce (value ones again are fine)
Baked beans
Tinned spaghetti

are favourites.

We also like hot toast and marmalade, jam, peanut butter, and marmite. You can get value / own brand versions and keep costs down.

CuriousMama Wed 13-Mar-13 22:52:00

Not sure Gwyneth Paltrow would like our thread? wink

ceeveebee Wed 13-Mar-13 22:55:05

No, I think you're right - pretty carb heavy. But then I have been known to make pasta sandwiches grin

LineRunner Wed 13-Mar-13 22:57:15

Hasn't apple got carbs?

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 13-Mar-13 22:57:36

loaded potato skins....its a nigella recipe but is yummy.

bake potatoes
scoop out the insides into a bowl
add sour cream, spring onions, a nice mature cheese, salt, pepper, worcester sauce,
mix it all together, shove it back into the potato skins, top with cheese and bung back in oven for 20 mins or so.

you can fry bacon till crispy and crumble it over the top when they come out of oven.

cheap as chips, but very tasty! we sometimes have this for tea! (never mind as a snack!)

MsMarple Wed 13-Mar-13 23:04:12

Don't laugh, but cheese and apple on toast is yum. Or as a toasted sandwich.

I wonder is it too late to start cooking now...?

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Mar-13 23:07:47

Sunshine fritters

Make up some thick batter - the kind for drop scones.
Add a (drained) tin of sweetcorn and a grated carrot.

Chop and fry an onion and/or garlic and cumin. Stir this into batter and veg, then fry, about a small ladle full at a time.

Kids eat these dipped into ketchup; I like it with yoghurtyy dip.

You can also add a grated courgette, in which case they become "traffic light fritters"'.wink

CuriousMama Wed 13-Mar-13 23:49:24

Those fritters are my sort of food mmmmmmm. Apple goes well with cheese. I often have it as a snack with some crackers. Or grapes.

Pasta sarnie grin

Cheap snacks are generally not low-carb. Protein is expensive. I think of snacks as a carby thing anyway (though I'm not averse to a handful of pecan nuts of an afternoon).
I doubt the purpose of this thread is to find low carb cheap snacks, that would be a weightloss thread.

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 08:29:51

InMySpareTime no it isn't. I was having a joke.

Sorry, I'm behind the times and didn't find out about the whole Gwyneth Paltrow thing until a few minutes ago. Now it makes sense blush.
As you were...

Tinned tomatoes, garlic and pasta is a good cheap snack.

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 08:38:45

At least it shows you're not on MN too much grin

Here's another one, very low carb not Boxty. For St Patrick's day smile

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 08:42:20

One of the cheapest snacks we do (me and ds2) is a bag of bread mix made up then split in 3 or 4 bits, rolled out into pizzas and spread with passata and herbs, cheese and any other toppings. Not so much a quick snack as you have to heat the oven but very lush and so cheap. I buy a bag of bread mix for 80 to 90p, passata is 27pish and the mozzarella is 44p from Morrisons. Then add ham or whatever. DS1 likes ham and pineapple. DS2 has cheddar on. Dp and I have anything with chillis on.

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 08:43:41

Not that it matters but ds1 helped me last time not ds2. Have to give him credit.

MrsMushroom Thu 14-Mar-13 08:47:58

Thanks for this thread!

Chappati are cheap and easy to make:
Wholemeal flour and water mixed to a dough. Knead for 10 mins and leave an hour to prove.
Split into golf ball sized balls and roll flat. Bake or dry fry them until they puff up, eat warm if possible (yummysmile). Not that quick, but if you have two ten-minute slots an hour apart, it's not taxing.

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 12:52:22

I make flatbreads and chapatis but never prove them. Dcs love them with anything to be honest. It's so easy to make them like you say.

That's good to know. To be fair, I couldn't see an appreciable difference with the proving, I assumed it was due to my house being cold.
That'll save an hour anywaygrin.

CuriousMama Thu 14-Mar-13 13:11:41

Oh I could be wrong though as am no expert grin

I made some flatbreads with yoghurt and dcs like them. Here.

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