Roast chicken in a potato pancake with fried egg (page 242)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Peel the potatoes with as much supervision as your child needs.
  • Grate the potatoes with as much supervision as your child needs.
  • Mix the stuffing ingredients together. 

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 5 years 3 months, James 2 years 7 months

It’s getting tricky to get the kids to taste everything now that Jake is at school and Jess is at work. But I ended up serving this at the same time as a test of the chicken tortilla. Jake ate it all straight away.


James ate all of his egg, except about half the white that he put into his glass of water. He eventually ate the potato, but now he won’t touch tomatoes or olives of any sort, having always loved them in what seems to be the very distant past. He is happily eating fruit, lots of bananas and apples. He will also eat broccoli like an ice cream so I’m not getting too worried. But we are sticking to our guns now. When he doesn’t eat, we leave it in front of him and try not to make to big a deal of it. Then once the first of us finishes we come to help him. I help by eating a little of it myself sometimes. Or looking around the plates and choosing my battles. In this case….

Olive, too much of a battle. I ate it. 

Sunblush tomatoes, too much of a battle. I ate them.

Potato and onion, winnable battle. He ate them eventually. 

He got his yoghurt and milk. 

We got fewer tears.