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Snacks. 18 top tasty snack tips

If you are looking for a new snack idea then one of these 18 top snack tips is sure to delight

  1. Cut up an apple into thin slices, place on buttered bread. Sprinkle with grated cheese and salted peanuts then grill (broil) until bubbling hot.

  2. If you use tinned salmon in sandwiches you can make it go further by adding some grated carrot.

  3. A quick, easy and nourishing snack is to melt a little butter on an enamel plate, remove from the heat and break an a egg onto it, add a little salt and toss the egg then cook gently over a moderate heat.

  4. Cook button mushrooms in butter and cream and heap onto toast for a quick snack. To make it even more tasty you can add some Parsley or chives.

  5. Using a slice of toast, butter it and place a pineapple ring on the top. Fill the center of the pineapple ring with some grated cheese and grill for a few minutes.

  6. Here are a couple of pancake mixes that will delight. Using a regular savory pancake mix divide it into two bowls. Add grated potato to one bowl and chopped mushrooms to the other, add herbs to both and season with garlic salt and pepper. Fry in hot fat.

  7. A delightful crunchy fish treat is created by poaching haddock or cod fillets in milk, drain, cover with a mixture of a packet of crushed crisps (chips) and grated cheese. Bake in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese and crisps are golden brown.

  8. Boil some large potatoes for about 10min, drain. Rub the skin with oil and prick with a fork. Bake until tender. Cut in half, scoop out the centers and mix this potato with cheese or tomato, or grilled bacon, sausage or any vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese and grill (broil).

  9. You can liven up a can of ordinary baked beans by adding 1tsp (5g) each of dry mustard and brown sugar, and 1tbsp (20ml) vinegar.

  10. Finely chop a small onion, grate 2oz (60g) cheese and one raw potato. Mix with one beaten egg and pour into a frying pan with hot fat or butter. Cook until golden.

  11. For a delicious speedy sweet � slice a chocolate swiss roll, put a scoopful of ice-cream on each slice, cover with meringue and bake in a hot oven for a few minutes

  12. Crumble 4oz (120g) of corned beef into 2lb (900g) of mashed potato. Add 2oz (60g) grated cheese and some tomato. Grill until the cheese melts.

  13. Using a large sliced onion fry it until tender, then add to a can of beans in an ovenproof dish. Cover with layers of grated cheese, mashed potato and more cheese. Bake in a moderate oven for 15min.

  14. Cinnamon toast is delightful and easy to make. Simply mix 1tsp (5g) of cinnamon to a heaped tablespoonful (30g) sugar. Shake onto ordinary toast and keep warm in the oven until ready to use.

  15. You can make your own savory croquettes using left over potato. Simply add finely chopped onion, tomato, parsley and grated cheese. Mix well, form croquettes, roll in flour then fry.

  16. Here is a new way to serve new potatoes � Remove the skin (they just need rubbing), wash and boil in salted water. Drain and add chopped spring onion, 2oz (60g) butter and a heaped teaspoon (5g) of rolled oats. Toss all together in the pan.

  17. Make a quick, cold sweet by spreading jam, syrup, stewed apples or sliced banana over the bottom of a flan case. Cover with thick custard and sprinkle with fine coconut.

  18. Toast a slice of bread on one side. On the other side a spread sliced banana thinly, sprinkle with brown sugar and put under the grill.

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