Monday, October 25, 2010

Savoury Crumble

So things are in disarray at chez Pot to put it mildly. Boxes are strewn everywhere, some already filled and tightly duct-taped, others still waiting to fulfill their destiny and spending their time hiding from the cats who have deemed them the perfect toys. Diving underneath them, running over them, climbing into them - yup, it's a grand old time to be a kitty at the flat. Add to that rolls of tape and string and you've got the makings of cat paradise. I think they'll be quite disappointed once we're settled in the new house and all the packing paraphernalia has been tossed out. 

With most of the kitchen packed up, our meals have become quite simple. Already a big fan of one pot meals, I've started to rely a lot more on my oven as well, leaving us with plenty of time to tackle the rest of the packing. This was one such occasion, and although it's intended as a side-dish, it did quite a good job as main dish. The savoury crumb topping contrasts beautifully with the almost caramelised roast veggies underneath, making for some very happy (albeit tired) bellies.

{Things might be a little quiet around here for the next week or so while we pack the last of our things and settle in on the other side, but never fear, I've got a couple of lovely guestposters lined up, so keep your eyes peeled for some great posts from them.}

Savoury Crumble
Adapted from Taste
Serves 4 - 6

This makes for a very substantial side-dish and would be magnificent with an oven roast. Or you can do as I did and have this as the mains - it's certainly satisfying enough.

1 medium onion, cut into chunks
2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized pieces
3 small beetroots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
5 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
500g jerusalem artichokes*, scrubbed clean (and halved if bigger)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup (35g) grated parmesan

*You may know them as sunchokes and they look like this.

1. Arrange onions, sweet potatoes, beetroots, carrots and jerusalem arthichokes in a medium sized casserole dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of salt, then toss roughly to coat.
2. Place in oven at 180C for 30 - 40 minutes (or until cooked through), turning once.
3. Mix breadcrumbs, garlic, parmesan and the remainder of the salt (1/4 tsp), then sprinkle over the roasted veggies, ensure the crumb topping is spread out evenly. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes to crisp on top.


Nina said...

What a stunner!!! Love the idea and The crumble is making my resistance crumble too!!!

Koek! on October 26, 2010 7:57 am said...

Mmmm, that looks like a fantastic way to use up veggie odds and ends in the fridge... Love the crumble angel!
Robyn x

Cherine said...

The crumble looks marvelous!

Marisa on October 26, 2010 7:57 am said...

Yes - a very versatile dish!

Swathi said...

Savory crumble looks delicious Marisa.

Juanita said...

Good luck with the move!

Mindy on October 26, 2010 7:57 am said...

This looks lovely. I remember the chaos when I was moving (and yes, the adventures my three kitties had with the packing supplies); this sure would have been a good recipe to have up my sleeve!

Faith on October 26, 2010 7:57 am said...

Can't go wrong with a delicious one-pot meal like the idea of a savory crumble! Good luck with your move!

Joanne on October 26, 2010 7:57 am said...

Hmm this looks like a fall dish to me missy. I mean, I'm thrilled but isn't it supposed to be spring in your neck of the woods?

This looks amazing. I love all of the root veggies infused into it and I'll take anything with a crumble topping.

Good luck with the move!

davina on October 27, 2010 1:07 pm said...

A savoury crumble? This is new to me! I want to try this. And I too love one pot wonders, they are just so convenient. Hope you get more packing done. x

Whozyerdanny said...

This looks incredible!

Rosemary Gough on October 29, 2010 10:22 am said...

Delish - I am always a fan of oven cooked one pot meals, no fuss and easy cleaning. I am definitely going to give this a try. Yummy.

Eliana on October 29, 2010 10:38 pm said...

I have never heard of a savory crumble before but what a genius idea! I love all the great fall flavors and textures here. BRAVO!!!

Lori@FakeFoodFree on October 31, 2010 6:27 pm said...

Such a great idea, and I love the fact that it is all veggies and not filled with a cream sauce like most casseroles. Hope the move goes/went well!

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