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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Then, I cover them with the mashed potato.Ã‚Â To make it a little more luxurious, I sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of the mashed potato.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â A dish to suit a three years old.Ã‚Â Wholesome with lots of protein and carbohydrate.
And the weight conscious one can pick on the tomato and fish.Ã‚Â There is very little oil in it except for the olive oil I used to stir fry the fish.Ã‚Â 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.