Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn's evening warmer...

I'm not lucky lately... First the operation (and to all those concerned about my health, everything is almost back to normal, just those ugly scars...) and now I got a flu! Luckily not the swine flu... I'm into comfort food, kind of warm and not too complicated dishes. This is quite popular in Poland, particularly in Silesia region - actually a little different version than mine but very similar. I used what I actually had in my fridge and cupboard. It's quick (besides baking...) and soo good. I know that it may not look too beautiful (and sorry for the quality of my photos...) but it tastes amazing! Hope you will try during, long, dark, cold winter evening.
In Poland this kind of dish is called 'pieczonki' and the potatoes, bacon and beetroot are a must! It was traditionally 'baked' in an open fire. There is even special cast-iron dish, especially designed to make 'pieczonki'...



How to make it...


Ingredients:
- 1 kg potatoes, pealed and sliced
- 0,5 kg carrots, pealed and sliced
- 5 shallots, pealed and sliced
- 5 bacon rashes, cut into stripes
- 1 small sausage, sliced (the best one will be Polish one or German, firm and slightly smoky)
- 2 chicken breast (or legs) cut into pieces, marinated in herbs, salt, pepper and paprika
- salt and pepper



In a big ovenproof dish arrange layers of potatoes with carrots, onto that shallots, bacon cuts, sausage, chicken, salt and pepper. Make the layers until you run out of all ingredients. The last layer should be potatoes and carrots. Cover the dish and put into preheated to 200 C oven and bake for 1 hour. After an hour check if all veges are soft and you can serve your dinner :)

Smacznego!

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