Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cottage Cheese Loaf

This is a surprisingly tasty little number... I'm never really keen on the idea of Cottage Cheese Loaf, but I'm old enough now to remember that I actually quite enjoy the reality of it...

OM NOM NOM... Oh Shit! Blog! Quick! Photo! Yeeeah... This is the Cottage Cheese Loaf when served with a Spicy Tomato-Mushroom Sauce and Cauliflower/Spinach Cheese...

This is a quick and easy meal full of protein... Originally it was designed to be a "loaf" but I've discovered that loaf cooking is NOT one of my strong points... And so I bake mine as more of a cake-type thing... Still tastes good though!

It tastes better than it looks - I promise!
I'm always promising people that it'll taste better than it looks - and people are always pleasantly surprised to find I'm right (Of Course! I'm always right! Except for when I'm not...)! The best thing about Cottage Cheese Loaf is that it's a blank canvas - You can add to it what ever you like - I haven't gotten any further than my secret ingredient - Nutmeg and a delicious tomato based sauce, but your only limit is your imagination!

Recipe after the jump...

You will need...

The ingredients - minus nutmeg...
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp oil – for frying onion and garlic
1 tsp dried herbs
1 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
Salt and pepper – to taste
¼ cup milk
1 cup rolled oats
500g cottage cheese
1.       Set oven to 180°C on bake. Grease either a rectangular cake tin or a loaf tin...
2.       Fry onion and garlic in oil until soft.
3.       Beat eggs and milk in a bowl before...
4.       Combining with all other ingredients.
5.       Pour into a greased/lined loaf tin and...
6.       Bake for 25-35 minutes for a cake tin 45 minutes for a loaf pan!
7.       Serve with a spicy tomato sauce/salsa...

Spicy Tomato/Mushroom Sauce
100g mushrooms, sliced
25g butter
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp chilli powder
1tsp tumeric
400g tin chopped tomatoes
Melt butter in a large saucepan, brown mushrooms, onion and garlic. Once browned add the tumeric and chilli. Pour over tomatoes and simmer until reduced to a consistency that you like. Serve over cottage cheese loaf - yum!

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