In Finland we’ve got this hugely popular and loved dish called makaroonilaatikko. It’s something every kid eats and all adults take a ton when it’s served in the lunch restaurants. In English it would be something like macaroni (pasta) and minced meat casserole so yeah, it’s not quite paleo. Since there’s no brilliant equivalent for macaroni in paleo diet (such as cauliflower rice which isn’t that ricy either imo) I had to come up with a little different solution. The result is somewhat of an application of the paleo loaf and tastes… Yes, GOOD! May be altered with different meats, why not make it veggie sometime as well?
Monkey Pie goes Paleo
- couple of onions
- 400 g canned meat (sikanauta! may also use minced meat)
- approx. 3 dl coconut milk
- 3 organic eggs
- salt, pepper
- coconut flour and nutritional yeast for crust
Cut onions into stripes and cook in butter on a pan. Add minced meat/canned meat and mushroom and cook until done (the meat cooked and the mushrooms lost a bit of their moisture). Pour into an oven casserole. Mix coconut milk with eggs in a separate bowl. Season with salt and pepper, pour into casserole. If you want a crisp, salty crust on the top such as is in the original makaroonilaatikko, put some two teaspoons or so coconut flour and nutritional yeast on the top. Bake about 40 minutes in 220 degrees. Enjoy food and childhood memories!