Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Layered Love

I love root vegetables. Well I love all kinds of vegetables. And Siim likes things that sound familiar - like a pot-roast or oven-pie. And I like stripey things. A lot.

Stripey pot-roast:
1 medium beetroot, peeled and sliced
2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
300 gr lean minced beef
150 gr light baked cheese broken into small pieces (or haloumi or cottage cheese)
sea salt
black pepper
fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
~150 g tomato juice

Fry the minced meat with with salt and pepper. And then just layer. Lovely, concrete, colorful layers. And again. Beetroot, garlic, potatoes, carrots, minced meat, cheese. When you are half-way up the oven tin (or use a glass oven pot as I did) drizzle with tomato juice and then layer up the other half and drizzle in the other half of the tomato juice. The juice will make sure it will not become dry but at the same time it will not make it heavy and gluey like egg or cream would do. And smells so good when it bakes. And yet it's so light.

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