Keep Fresh: Fresher-friendly Hangover Recipes


Keep Fresh is qmunicate’s survival guide series to freshers’ week – from halls to hangovers, moving to mental health, your big auntie qmunicate is here to get you through.

If freshers’ week guarantees us one thing, it’s hangovers. And the only thing that can truly cure a freshers’ week hangover is some decent hangover food. Fear not, we here at qmunicate are somewhat of hangover cure experts and have managed to come up with this comprehensive list of your soon-to-be Sunday afternoon saviours.

Let’s start easy.

The Humble Ready Meal

You may laugh, but very little can compare to a packet of noodles or a 99p microwave burger.

What you will need:

  • A kettle
  • Maybe a microwave

Prep. Time:

  • Under 15 seconds probably

Cook Time:

  • 3 minutes (anything over 3 minutes should not legally be allowed to be called a ready meal)

Instructions:

  • Read back of packet

 

The Cheesy Potato Waffle

Turning up the difficulty level, we introduce the cheesy potato waffle. This one requires turning on an oven.

What you will need

  • Potato waffles
  • Cheese

Prep time:

  • 30 seconds

Cook time:

  • 15 minutes

Instructions:

  • Put your potato waffles in the oven for 10-12 minutes
  • Add some cheese
  • Cook for further 5 minutes
  • Cut into strips (think: chips)
  • Enjoy!

 

Stovies

A Scottish classic. This one takes time, but it means you can put it on the boil for 2 hours as you settle down to watch 6 episodes of Brooklyn 99.

What you will need:

  • 1 large onion (chopped finely)
  • 5 large potatoes (peeled and chops)
  • 4 sausages (cut into 1/3)
  • Enough water to cover the potatoes

Preparation time:

  • 10 minutes

Cook time:

  • 2 hours

Instructions:

  • Add onion into a large casserole or soup dish, and fry in a tablespoon of butter on a medium heat until soft.
  • Add sausages and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add potatoes
  • Add the water, and a vegetable stock cube if preferred
  • Reduce to a low heat, cover with a lid and allow to cook for 2 hours. Stir occasionally
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Once ready, serve with well-buttered white bread and brown sauce

 

Nachos

They’re simple, but we at qmunicate believe we have perfected the perfect hangover nachos.

What you will need:

  • 1 bag of spicy Doritos
  • Salsa
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream (optional)

Preparation time:

  • 2 minutes

Cook time:

  • 10 minutes

Instructions:

  • Layer the bottom of a baking tray with spicy doritos
  • Top with salsa, then mozzarella. Repeat until desired height is reached.
  • cook in oven for approx. 5 minutes
  • add layer of grated cheddar cheese and cook for another 3 minutes
  • add guacamole
  • serve with sour cream if you are weak

 

The Fry-up Bagel

The King of all hangover food. It simply cannot be beaten.

What you will need:

  • a bagel of your choice
  • smoked bacon*
  • egg (fried advised, scrambled allowed)
  • tattie scone

Preparation time:

  • 2 minutes

Cook time:

  • 10 minutes

Instructions:

  • In a pan, fry your bacon on a low-medium heat in a small amount of oil
  • In a separate pan, fry your egg
  • In the same pan as you are frying your bacon, add your potato scone
  • Toast your bagel
  • When all of your elements are ready butter your bagel, add the bacon, then the egg, and then the potato scone
  • Add ketchup or brown sauce
  • Enjoy!

*bacon can be substituted for veggie sausages

And that is it! Five easy, cheap and satisfying recipes that even the most kitchen-phobic fresher can enjoy. It must be noted that we here at qmunicate believe these recipes are only fully effective when served with a two litre bottle of irn bru.

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