Food & Drink

2nd March 2021

Tik Tok Recipes That Are Worth The Hype

Though I’m sure we can all attest to Tik Tok being a leading factor in procrastination, it definitely boasts some educational purposes. From professional chefs, to culinary enthusiasts, to students sharing uni hacks, Food Tik Tok is a platform for everyone to post and learn. These three recipes are some of the ones I have tried, and absolutely loved.

Tortilla Wrap Hack

The hearty tortilla wrap is the perfect satiating and versatile carb. This recipe is easily customisable to work as a breakfast, lunch, tea, or pudding.

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Equipment and Ingredients

  • Scissors/knife
  • Sandwich grill/frying pan and sauce pan
  • Tortilla wrap(s)
  • Desired fillings – Tik Tok has plenty of ideas if you need some inspiration

Method

  1. Lay a plain wrap onto a plate, and make a slit from the bottom to the centre.
  2. Segregate your ingredients into four equal quarters, squashing down any larger items. I went for hash browns, lettuce, chicken, chilli halloumi and sriracha mayo. Whether you are making a sweet or savoury wrap, the sauce/spread is best placed in the final quarter, to stick the folds together.
  3. Fold the bottom left quarter up to the top, then fold that section over to the right and finally, down to the bottom.
  4. If you have a sandwich grill such as this, simply grill for around 2 minutes until lightly golden and warmed through. If you don’t, fear not. Heat a frying pan over a low to medium flame, place in your folded wrap and squash it down with a heavy saucepan. Flip and repeat after around 2 minutes, or until golden brown, slice in half, and serve.
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Confit Garlic

@omnivorousadam

Dracula would NOT be into this, but I am. Follow for more of the things! 🤘🏼Adam #tiktokchef #recipe #cooking #HeinzHalloween

♬ original sound – Omnivorous Adam

Though this recipe is more time-consuming, it is definitely worth it for all the garlic fanatics among us. Garlic confit makes the perfect snack and can be spread on a variety of toasts, crackers and breads. The jar lasts for around a month, and the oil can be used for cooking afterwards.

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Equipment and Ingredients

  • Clean, airtight glass jar such as this
  • Oven-safe saucepan
  • Oven
  • 1-2 bulbs of garlic
  • Enough vegetable oil to just cover the garlic

Method

  1. Peel the cloves from around 1 and a half bulbs of garlic (add more or less depending on the size of your jar). I find this easiest by squashing the bulb with my hand, then squishing each clove under a knife and easing the skin away.
  2. Add vegetable oil until just covered.
  3. Place in the oven uncovered for 3 hours at 90 degrees celsius, 70 degrees celsius for fan ovens.
  4. After 3 hours leave to cool slightly and transfer to your jar.
  5. Spread onto whatever you please and enjoy.
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Feta Pasta

@donita

Now I understand the hype over this its soooooo good. #fetapasta #foryou #fetacheese #cooking #pasta #food

♬ Feeling Good – Michael Bublé

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous feta pasta. This creamy, indulgent delight is still accessible with an aldi budget, and fills your kitchen with an aroma your housemates will love you for. Try it alone or with garlic bread.

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Equipment and Ingredients

  • Shallow roasting dish like this
  • Oven
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Wooden/serving spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Pasta of choice (I used conchiglie)
  • Olive oil
  • A punnet of cherry or plum tomatoes – around 300g
  • A block of feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried mixed herbs (these are customisable. If using fresh herbs such as rosemary, finely chop them to avoid any burning)
  • Desired spices (I used a sprinkling each of paprika, chilli powder and chilli flakes)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh basil (I used fresh parsley too) – to serve

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius, 180 degrees celsius for fan ovens.
  2. Place your block of feta into the centre of the roasting dish and scatter the tomatoes around the edge.
  3. Drizzle over a large glug of olive oil.
  4. Crush or finely dice the garlic and add to the dish along with the herbs (minus the parsley and fresh basil for serving) and spices.
  5. Crack over a little salt (the feta is salty as it is) and lots of black pepper.
  6. Massage the seasoning into the feta and tomatoes and add to the middle shelf of the oven.
  7. Keep checking on the dish as times can vary, and you don’t want to burn the tomatoes.
  8. After around 20 minutes, heavily salt a pan of water and set to boil.
  9. Once boiling add your pasta and cook for around 7-9 minutes or until al dente.
  10. In the meantime, finely chop your fresh basil and parsley.
  11. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it but reserve a mug of pasta water.
  12. Take the tray out of the oven and add the cooked pasta and a dash of pasta water.
  13. Stir the ingredients to combine, adding more pasta water to loosen if necessary.
  14. Once you have reached your desired consistency, add the fresh herbs, another crack of black pepper and serve.
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Hopefully these recipes inspire you to try some of Tik Toks latest innovations, and prove to your parents you can concoct more than just an oven pizza.

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