Lazy Sunday morning.. er probably ‘mor-noon’ or ‘ning-noon’. bleh.. what am I doing try to create a new word? What do you usually do on a Sunday? Do you like Sunday at all? I am more a Saturday person as Saturday you know that the next day is Sunday and you dont have to go to work. Saturday is always better than Sunday. Sunday for many people are meant for – do nothing day. For me is the other way round. Its the day where I cook and do housecleaning and visit my mother. I have a heck of a busy schedule on Sunday itself, usually I have no time to squeeze a nap or go for a movie on Sunday except to hog the tv remote control while waiting for the laundry to be done. Totally Domestic Affair at home!! That’s how I spend my Sunday, so Auntie.. ewww
I should go shopping, go facial, tea with frens and go to gym. My goodness!! But get me wrong, I enjoy my cooking time at home and cooking keeps me happy and so, its okay to trade shopping with cooking (for a while).
On a Sunday I prefer to use the oven as I can do so much at one time while cooking. Roasting or baking is one of the best cooking method on a lazy or busy day. The result for that, Mood lifting Meal, Good Food at home.
Please.. try to make this at home. Bake a potato!!
I gather what I have at home, Jack Potatoes Medium size, you dont have to peel. Give it a good wash or scrub, drizzle and coat evenly with olive oil, a pinch of salt and some pepper and bake the potatoes about 170C for 1.5-2hours. Its easier to cook the potatoes if you prick it with fork but I dont like it that way. You can bake the potatoes the night before if you like, maybe before bedtime just set the timer probably bake an hour then reserve another half of the baking time to do it the next day if you want to have a quick and fast meal.
Also prepare some meat, I am using here Ayamas Black Pepper sausage, one yellow onion medium size and 3 eggs. For the Eggs I made a scramble egg and put aside for the sauce making later.
How to know if the potato is ready? As I said I dont like to prick it, so test it with your hand. You will be able to squeeze the flesh of the potatoes without too much resistance. Remove it from the oven, let it cool for say 10 minutes. Cut the potato to half and then scoop the flesh. You dont have to be perfect on how much flesh left with the skin on, just try not to break the skin and make a big hole out of it will do, that’s why cooling the potatoes is important to achieve that. Simply chop the potatoes flesh and add a pinch of salt, butter, parmesan cheese and whatever seasoning that rocks your mind. In my opinion potatoes taste best with just salt and butter.
Put back all the potatoes flesh into the skin, use aluminium foil to wrap the skin too like shown on the photo. The reason for the aluminium foil is it functions like a potato holder and protects the skin from burnt / charred when I put it into the oven for the 2nd time. Put some cheese on top of the potatoes filling and bake again for 10 minutes.
While waiting for potatoes in oven, prepare sauce!! Very simple.
Fry the onion and sausage cubes prepared earlier until fragrant. Add Omelette. Then open a can of baked bean and cook for 2 minutes until everything is hot and cooking hot hot hot. Then open another can of whole tomatoes just pour everything in and bring to boil, add a pinch of salt and some pepper. The sauce is ready. Simple right?
Now, the baked potatoes are ready to be serve.
Just put the baked potatoes on the plate, remove the aluminium foil and serve generously with baked bean sauce.
This is one of the most satisfying Sunday Afternoon meal you can cook anytime at home. A squeeze of lemon juice if you like!