The ultimate lockdown feast: Home cook shows off her Saturday night ‘poker platter’ – but not everyone is on board with the idea
- A home cook shared her Saturday night ‘poker platter’ filled with foods
- Many were quick to describe the meal as the ultimate ‘lockdown feast’
- While many were fans, some said it’s not a good idea to share during COVID-19
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A talented home cook has shown off her Saturday night ‘poker platter’ – after she was forced to practise self isolation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The woman from Australia shared the results of her ‘feast’ on Facebook, where she said she used ‘all Kmart plates’ and an assortment of delicious food.
The cook included Coles fresh chicken wings, a cheese and bacon cob loaf, chips, bread and an assortment of dips on her platter.
A talented home cook has shown off her Saturday night ‘poker platter’ – after she was forced to practise self isolation amid the coronavirus outbreak (pictured)
The platter was a huge success online, where thousands of people said it looks ‘delicious’ and is ‘the best food idea I’ve seen for lockdown’.
‘Do you home deliver?’ one Facebook user quipped.
‘This is sensational,’ another added.
While the majority of people were impressed with the ‘poker platter’, not everyone was on board with it as a food idea during these times.
‘It looks great but platters are not really a good thing right now,’ one woman posted.
‘Everyone picking food off the same plate is a good way to spread the virus.’
This isn’t the first time the woman has made a successful platter, previously sharing her delicious ideas over the Christmas period (pictured)
Stringent new rules require people to be especially careful about their hygiene standards and washing their hands.
Sharing food and sitting or being too close to people could pass on the virus.
However, the majority said they thought it was a ‘fantastic idea’ and didn’t have to be used just at this time.
How to make cheese and bacon cob loaf
500g cob loaf
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
200g shortcut bacon rashers, diced
2 tablespoons chopped chives, plus extra to serve
250g block cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup (160ml) cream
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 French stick or baguette, sliced
1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
2. Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.
3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until bacon is browned and onion has softened. Remove from heat.
4. Add chives to bacon mixture. Stir in creamed cheese. Mix until combined. Add cream, sour cream and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Spoon mixture into loaf. Arrange lid, bread pieces and sliced baguette in a single layer around loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.
6. Sprinkle top of dip with extra chives. Serve warm.
While many were on board with the idea of platters during self isolation, others thought it wasn’t a good idea to share food during the outbreak of coronavirus (poctire
Platters as a food trend hit the headlines at the end of last year, when clever home cooks started putting together elaborate plates piled high with desserts like pavlova, cheese boards and more.
The woman said she has done all sorts of platters in the past – including appetisers and puddings – and she always uses the same Kmart dish.
‘I basically use this same set up for all my platters I make and I have added photos of my Christmas cheese platter and pavlova platter also,’ she said.