Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Apple, Potato and Onion Bake

Another recipe adapted from a butter filled original from those old issues of Bon Apetit I mentioned the other day. I changed it quite considerably from the original and this is what I ended up with -
Apple, Potato and Onion Bake
Serves 4 as side

1 T Olive Oil
2 Onions – halved and thinly sliced
1 t dried Thyme
½ t Salt
¼ C Water
¼ C Soy Milk
¼ C Soft Tofu
2 T Apple Juice
2 t Agave
1 t Salt
1 t Apple Cider Vinegar
3 C Potatoes – peeled and sliced in ½ cm rounds
2 C Granny Smith Apples – peeled, cored, halved and cut in ½ cm slices (about 2)
½ C Panko

Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease an 11 X 7” baking dish.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil then saut̩ the onions, thyme and salt for 10 minutes, covered and stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes uncover the pan, turn the heat to medium Рhigh and saut̩ for a further 7 minutes stirring pretty constantly to avoid sticking. The onions will be lightly browned and very soft.

In your food processor blend together the water, soymilk, tofu, juice, agave, second lot of salt and vinegar. Add this mix to the pan with the onions and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and allow to stand for about 5 minutes.

Add in the potatoes and apples, toss to well combine, place all in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the panko evenly over the top, cover the baking dish with tinfoil and bake for 55 minutes, until potatoes are just tender. Uncover dish and bake a further 20 minutes until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and stand 15 minutes prior to serving.

This was really good. Comforting, a little bit sweet but not overly so, and really nice to have on a cold winters evening. Its been snowing again! We're all hoping our usual rain comes back soon and washes it all away - getting anywhere is a chore and the girls are now back at school so we do have to go places!

1 comment:

Jeni Treehugger said...

I never would have thought of using Apples in this way!!