That's exactly what this dish is. I wanted to kind of... come up with a recipe.
So I thought of sautéed vegetables, some protein, potatoes...
In the end I came up with a layered baked dish:
Soya nuggets in a tomato sauce
But feel free to do the same with lentils, cottage cheese or any meat (real or faux) of your choice ;)
Followed by a layer of potatoes
Baby aubergine and mushrooms marinaded in yoghurt & spices and then beautifully cooked with coriander
Topped with some potatoes to flatten the top & stop the next layer from seeping through
2 cracked eggs to bake on top
This is a little messy to serve... It kind of, well, topples. But in my opinion that makes it all the more fun to eat.
This was total improvisation: all based on what was in the fridge and what I felt like adding to the different layers. It's e.a.s.y.
So make it: change the vegetables, prepare the potatoes how you like them, change the bottom layer... get inspired and improvise!
Protein of your choice
Potatoes; boiled until a fork slides in easily
A handful of fresh coriander; washed and finely chopped
Garlic; peeled and finely chopped
Preheat your oven to about 240 C.
Prepare your protein: cook the lentils, cook your meat, soak your soya (if it's dried) or cut it (if it's frozen).
Wash and chop your vegetables and mix them in a bowl with a few tablespoons of yoghurt & season with salt, pepper, cumin and coriander powder.
Cook the vegetables in a skillet with a good glug of olive oil. Add in your garlic and fresh coriander and stir occasionally. The mushrooms release a lot of liquid, as does the yoghurt, so they won't burn easily. Cook for a long time until the vegetables are browned and they taste well seasoned and as firm/soft as you like them. I let the aubergine get quite soft and nice and golden.
Empty the skillet and add some more oil. Throw in your protein. I added tomato purée because the soya would soak it up nicely. It gave a great rich tomato-y taste. You can try fresh tomatoes if you're using meat, for something sweeter and lighter. Season with salt and pepper.
Peel and slice your boiled potatoes about 1cm thick.
Layer your sections in a baking dish-- sprinkle some salt and pepper over both layers of potatoes because they'll be too bland otherwise (omit if you are frying the potatoes).
Crack the eggs over the dish immediately before putting it in the oven.
Bake for around 30-45 minutes.