The recipe asks for cans of tomatoes, sweet corn and red kidney beans, but why use cans when you have it fresh. The dried kidney beans are cooked in the solar oven ( energy from the sun is also plentiful right now, some could say a little too plentiful with another day in the 40's) and then added to the other ingredients once they have all been fried together and boiled for 10mins.
What makes this pie so delicious is the polenta topping. Mix together 2/3 cup polenta (cornmeal), 1tablespoon flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2teaspoons baking powder. Make a well in the centre, add 1 beaten egg, 6 tablespoons milk, and 1 tablespoon oil and beat until smooth. Spoon over the tomato mixture and sprinkle with 1 cup of grated cheese. Bake in oven at 220 cfor 25 30 mins. It will take a little longer in the solar oven as it doesn't get quite that hot.
|served up ready to eat|
|Straight from the solar oven.|
I thought it might need to be grilled for a few minutes but it came out of the solar oven quite crispy on top.Have you cooked with polenta? I do like it fried but haven't yet succeeded in getting it to set well enough for that.
P.S. Mark down loaded these photos for me. Two via picasa and the last from photobucket. Sorry the last two are in the wrong order but just didn't have the heart to try and change them. Thank you to those who commented about downloading photos. I just wanted to be able to download like I used to, I'm a bit lazy and technically challenged to bother with all the fiddling, but I'll try.