A dish to suit kids of all ages

With only three eggs, three potatoes, one tomato and two thick slabs of tenggiri (mackerel) fish in my kitchen, I have to figure out a way to suit the taste buds of four kids.  One is weight conscious, two of them try to get taller, bigger and fatter and one toddler who likes almost anything.

So this is what I do:

  • Cut the fish into cubes, stir fry with an onion and three pips of garlics and some olive oil.
  • Boil the eggs and potatoes and slice them
  • Cut the tomato into cubes
  • Put them into a casserole, oven safe and flavour with a bit of salt and pepper
  • My potato is the Australian baby potatoes so I need another layer of potato.  I used some mash potato flakes and mix about 100 grams of the flakes with boiling water to get a bowl of mashed potato.

After mixing the boiled potato, tomato and fish, I grated some cheddar cheese on the layer.  Then, I cover them with the mashed potato.  To make it a little more luxurious, I sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of the mashed potato.  Bake it in a hot oven 220 deg celcius for 20 minutes.

I found that cheddar block is quite tasty when baked and had been using them in my kids’ food.

So there I have it.  A dish to suit a three years old.  Wholesome with lots of protein and carbohydrate.

And the weight conscious one can pick on the tomato and fish.  There is very little oil in it except for the olive oil I used to stir fry the fish.  One can pour in some milk or cream before baking but I used only the soup I used to boil the fish bones.

It certainly saves me a lot of time from cooking rice and cracking my head what dishes to cook.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

3 thoughts on “A dish to suit kids of all ages

    Erina Law

    (October 17, 2006 - 2:02 pm)

    A mum is a mum. Never ending of finding good and healthy food for kids. See, being mummy is never easy – a job without offday, without mc, without bonus etc etc. But with lots of love to kids and hoping to get the same from them later. I love the one you are making. Can try it one of this day for my little one. Sometimes, I get so tired of cooking dishes and rice for them also. Wat I do were wash some rice and stir fried with some fish fillet and tomato as well as some onion and garlic. Then, add in some tomato puree. Steam it for 1/2 hour. Tadah!!! Siap dimakan


    (October 17, 2006 - 2:38 pm)

    The One pot foods I can think of:

    1) Nasi, Mee, Mee Hoon, Kway Teow, Pasta
    (Goreng, Soup etc)

    2) Fish Pie (Atcherly I think your recipe qualifies
    as fish pie is’n it?)

    3) Burger/ Sausages/ Vege on Bun. (Burger buat
    sendiri-lar)- (this qualifies as a single pot meal
    wan ar?)

    Tips- Chicken Burgers- To get that flavour of Chicken Foldover that my dotter luvs so much I use OMUM or JINTAN HITAM available at indian groceries (its used to flavour muruku).

    4) Any other Pie. Load the pie with Flora & Fauna.

    5) Macaroni n cheese

    6) Soups. Load the soup with Flora & Fauna

    apa lagi yer?


    (October 17, 2006 - 2:39 pm)

    7) Stews

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