Introduction: Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany, is a very nice Belgian chap and captain of Manchester Citeh.
That is how you spell it according to my friend and fervent Citeh supporter Phil Clews.
Mr. Kompany is an ambassador for the SOS Children’s villages charity that provides education and safe accommodation for children living in poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where his dad comes from. He is listed 23rd in the world’s top 100 kickball players.
This recipe is ideally suited to a kickball day. You make it on the day before and stick it in the fridge to fester. It cooks best from a cold oven so you can set the oven to finish cooking when you get back from the match/pub (ask a young person how to do this).
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour + 20 mins to brown
Home kit; Large frying pan, large and quite deep 13″x9″ baking tray, medium mixing bowl
Away kit: 8 warmed plates, knives and forks
- 1 lb. Grated potatoes
- 1 onion, chopped or grated
- 1 lb. ground pork sausage meat, browned in a frying pan and drained
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 4 oz. sliced mushrooms (or a small tin, drained)
- 4 oz. grated Cheddar cheese
- 1 doz. eggs
- ½ pint whole milk (none of that skimmed rubbish!)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Method: Don’t preheat the oven
Spread half of the grated potatoes in the lightly greased baking tray, tin or glass it does not matter. Then layer on half the onion, all the sausage meat, the remaining onion, green pepper, mushrooms and half the cheese. In the bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and seasonings. Pour this mixture over the casserole; top with remaining grated potatoes and cheese. Cover with cooking foil and refrigerate overnight.
Place the casserole in a cold oven and bake, covered, at 180oC for about an hour. Uncover and bake for a final 20 minutes to brown the top, test by inserting a knife into the centre, if it comes out nice and clean we’re done.
Full time result
Serve at once on warmed plates with nothing, it’ a meal in itself.