Article by Oomesh Nana
When a busy sunday has found you ravenous and having not even had time for lunch, this makes for that ideal early supper. One bowl, one baking dish and supper is done in no time at all.
I enjoy this the next day, cold and set firmly, with a blob of mayo on it, munching away as i potter about the house doing odds and ends.
A leafy salad will finish it off well for a perfect afternoon lunch too. If you’re wanting a savoury idea for a tea, cut the set tart into smaller squares and serve with lightly buttered brown or health bread.
1. Fry the onion and garlic in the butter until soft and golden. Cool it slightly.
2. Stir all ingredients together. Tip the mixture into a lightly buttered pyrex/baking dish, “spatching” it in place.
3. Sprinkle the grated cheddar over. Bake in preheated oven at 180 °C on the middle shelf for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and set.
4. Serve cut into fat wedges or squares with a side salad or, cold as a snack slapped between a bun with a slick of mayo and a few leafy greens.
“My hands interpret my soul’s craving.” ~ Oomesh Nana
Born with a passion for food, Oomesh, also known as Mesh, is a natural cook, teacher, inspirer and Chef. Mesh was inspired into the world of culinary by family and close friends, and has been playing, cooking, experimenting and creating from the age of 12.
His passion for teaching, sharing and inspiring have led him to become a world-class instructor in the culinary field. A true natural in any kitchen, Mesh enchants people with his simple, easy-to-cook and fuss-free approach to food. A strong believer in good quality, fresh, local ingredients, Mesh is always inspired to try new and creative ways to make food taste WOW – by showcasing the ingredients in their simplest and most basic forms.
Born in East London, South Africa, Mesh has published 2 recipe books and runs cooking classes/demonstrations here in Xi’an. He is a qualified Chef and Graphic Designer and currently an English language teacher.