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Here is a very simple, cheap and yummy dish to make.

I call this baked roots, because you can use pretty much any root vegetable there is. I haven’t found anything yet that wont work, at least. I’ve made this with beets, carrots, whole cloves of garlic, celery root and many other veggies. Since this is a “tidy up dish” I will not put specific amounts in this recipe. Use what ever you have. For this one I used:

Potatoes
Zucchini
Green bell pepper
Onions
Cooking oil
Basil
Salt & pepper
Something called “Tapas spice” with chili, that cost me next to nothing a few months ago. Again, just a leftover thing, I was almost out of it, so I just used the last bit.
-My very favorite thing to add to this dish is rosemary or thyme. But I didn’t have any today. If you have either, you should try it.

Cut the potatoes into bite size.
Boil them for 3 minutes. Boiling them prevents them from drying up when you bake them. I always do this and I think it makes a big difference.
Cut everything else into bite size. Cover the bottom with onion chunks.
When the potatoes have boiled for 3 minutes, drain the water from the potatoes and put them in a mixing bowl with the other vegetables. Drizzle a bit of cooking oil and toss everything around in the mixing bowl. Add all the spices and toss again.

*Put into baking tray and bake at 225 C for around 40 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 30 minutes. The dish is done when the potatoes are completely cooked.

Here is what mine looked like tonight, before and after cooking:

before

after

Hope you enjoy 🙂

*I don’t preheat the oven in this case, since I think it is a waste of electricity and it doesn’t ruin the dish, to get it cooking before the oven is hot.
I never do this with bread or cake though.

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