Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baked potatoes with tomato sauce



Potatoes with ketchup! That was my response to the question "what do you want for dinner/ lunch?" when I was a child. Nowadays, I vary that with feta cheese (yummy combination), when I don't feel like cooking tomato sauce. No, I don't buy ketchup, cause I don't particularly like all the listed ingredients. Coming from a country where you occasionally get cheated about food ingredients doesn't help much with trust issues either. Today, I was thinking about лютеница (Bulgarian tomato spread, which we most often use for bread), so I thought I'd make something similar (too time consuming to make from scratch) to go with the baked potatoes. It turned out a bit more liquid than the original version, but I didn't want to keep it on the stove any longer.










Ingredients

1 can chopped tomatoes
1 onion
1 carrot
1 red pepper
1 1/2 tb. sp. olive oil
salt
ground red pepper
ground black pepper
garlic
1 tb. sp. parsley


5 medium sized potatoes
ground red pepper
ground black pepper
parsley
spearmint
salt
olive oil

Method

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them however you like. Grease a baking form or use baking paper. Spread the potatoes in the baking form. Sprinkle the spices and bake at 220 C until ready. Use a couple of drops of olive oil when you get the potatoes out of the oven.
2. In the meantime, chop the onion, the carrot and the red pepper. 
3. Cook them together with the chopped tomatoes until it gets dense and the chopped vegetables soften. Add the olive oil, the garlic  and the parsley just a few minutes before you remove the tomato sauce from the stove.
4. Let the sauce cool for a couple of minutes and then blend it until smooth. 

Serve the potatoes together with the tomato sauce and store the rest of the sauce in a jar. Let it cool at room temperature and then refrigerate for later use. By the way, if you decide to combine it with feta cheese and spaghetti, for example, you'll love it! :)







6 comments:

  1. Gosh this looks good, and what a healthy replacement for ketchup.

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    1. Thank you, Pattie! That was the idea. ;)

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  2. С вкус на лято е предложението, Мари! Обичам и доматен сос, и картофи... Прегръдки! :)

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    1. Нещо се бях позамислила за филийките с прясно направена топла лютеница...ммм. Спокойна вечер! :)

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  3. Guess I need to try this soon. It is looking so bright colorful and full on flavour sauce.

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    1. Thank you, easyfoodsmith! It really is... you can make it even more flavorful by adding more herbs. ;)

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