Eat well for not (too) expensive? Three easy-to-make student recipes

In a supermarket in Nice on August 18, 2022.

Improvising as a chef when you are a student is a headache: you have to find recipes that are quick to make, economical, satisfying, to make with a minimum of accessories. Sylvia Gabet, former Gault & Millau food critic who stayed author of (successful) cookbooks, has tackled the task with Broken and greedy. Student special (Ed. de la Martinière, 2013).

“I made this book to help Edouard, the son of a couple of friends, who was dumped in a roommate and had found no other way to eat quickly and easily than to buy a whole stock of cans of sardines.remembers Sylvia Gabet. This is perhaps the work that required the most creativity from me! »

Each seemingly simple recipe circumvents the limitations of young cooks. The salmon soup is a trick for cooking fish without an oven, the club sandwich is easy to make and filled with vegetables and the giant chocolate cake lasts several days.

Japanese soup with fresh salmon

Japanese soup with fresh salmon.

For 2 people

Preparation: 5 minutes

Preparation: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 package of rice noodles (125 g)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 clove of ginger
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/2 chilli (or 1 pinch of wasabi paste)
  • 3 bags miso soup (if not available, 1/2 vegetable stock cube)
  • 250 g fresh salmon fillet without skin (if frozen)
  • 1/4 packet of bean sprouts (50 g)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt

Boil water in the pot, put the noodles in the bowl and cover with boiling water and a little salt. Place a plate as a lid and leave to rise for 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fry the chopped new onions (reserve the green of an onion for the final decoration) and the peeled and chopped ginger in the pan with the olive oil. Add the washed and chopped zucchini, half the chilli and brown everything while stirring for 5 minutes.

Add the miso soup bags, pour in 60 cl of hot water and bring to the boil.

Cut the salmon into cubes (thaw in the microwave or at room temperature an hour before if necessary) and arrange on the plates.

Add bean sprouts, cooked noodles and pour boiling soup over them. Add reserved onion sprouts.

1894 Club Sandwich Revisited

Club sandwich 1894 revisited.

For 4 people

Preparation: 10 minutes

Preparation: 10 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 1 pound of spreadable cream cheese of 150 g
  • 8 thin slices of smoked bacon
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices turkey ham (or leftover cooked chicken)
  • salt pepper

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