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Lisa Allen's streaky bacon, celeriac and soft egg
Lisa Allen's streaky bacon, celeriac and soft egg
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Guest chef Lisa Allen's streaky bacon, celeriac and soft egg, taken from Hugh's Three Good Things on More4. Hugh's recognised a simple pattern that underpins so many well-loved dishes – that they are little more or less than three good things on a plate and in this series, he pursues that idea, experimenting with different flavours and textures.

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Prep time
  • 10 - 15 mins
Cook Time
  • 15 - 20 mins
  • 3
  • 6 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • 3 duck eggs
  • 1 small celeriac, leaves reserved if available
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2-3tbsp mayonnaise,
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Splash of lemon juice if needed
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Preheat the oven to 180C

Line a baking tray with greaseproof or parchment paper. Place the slices of bacon onto the tray and cover with more paper and another tray so that they are pushed flat onto the bottom tray. Place in the oven and cook until crisp (about 10 minutes)Put the duck eggs into boiling water and boil for 6 minutes, remove from the pan and place into iced water, chill and then peel.

Peel and slice the celeriac into thin matchsticks. Mix with the onion in a bowl, add the mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice if needed. Once the bacon is crisp crumble 3 of the slices into the celeriac and mix.

Cut the tops off the duck eggs, season with a little salt and pepper, place onto a plate, add a good spoon full of celeriac, finish with the remaining slices of bacon. Garnish with celeriac leaves if using and serve.

This recipe is one of hundreds of new recipes which can be found in the book which inspired the series, Hugh's Three Good Things.


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