Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ham, Parmesan and Roasted Sweet Potato Quiche

* One packet of thin sliced or shaved ham (I like to use smoked ham) also ham off the bone is even better
* A hand full of packet shaved Parmesan.
* 9 eggs, free range, please don't used caged ones:(

* 1/3 of a cup of thicken cream

* 1 medium sweet potato

* 1 packet puff pastry

* medium brown or white onion

* Dried Italian herbs (optional)

*Salt & pepper

* 1/4 cup of vegetable or canola oil

Take the pastry out of the freezer and leave it to thaw. Preheat a fan forced oven to 250 degrees. Peel and cut the sweet potato into cubes. Place the cubes onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and cover with the oil, salt and pepper. Using your hands massage the oil and cubes together. Chuck the cubes into the oven for about forty minutes until brown, keep an eye on them as ovens vary. Next place one sheet of pastry on top of a quiche dish and smooch the pastry around the sides if the dish with you fingertips. If You need more for the sides just cut some extra pastry into stripes and again smooch the pastry around the sides. Using a fork, prick the bottom about seven times all over.

Preheat the oven to 200 drees. Chop the onion finely. Heat a pan until hot then add a slosh of oil until it smokes then add the chopped onion and keep stirring on high heat for a minute.
Turn down the heat and stir occasionally for another few minutes until they are soft and turn brown, leave to cool. Chop the ham roughly. Crack all the eggs into a bowl, add salt,pepper, Italian herbs and whisk, add the cream, onion,and whisk again until combined. Using your finger tips press down on all the sweet potato cubes. Next sprinkle the ham, cubes and Parmesan cheese evenly over the pastry covered dish. Pour the eggy mixture all over ingredients in the dish, sprinkle with extra Parmesan and pop into the oven for about forty five minutes, check it after thirty minutes. When it's golden on top and all puffed up it's ready.

Hope you enjoy, love Jem.



Royce Vagg said...

That looks really tasty. I especially love this proper chunks of sweet potato.

lynette said...

Yummo Jem.. looks great! Alot like the quiche I cook except yours looks easier.. I'm definitely giving it a try! xox

Rebekah said...

what a good looking recipe. I love the idea of the sweet potato.

Rebekah @

Jem Jems Food Blog said...

Thanks Nett I'll have to give your a whirl :)

Jem Jems Food Blog said...

Thanks Royce, the chucks of sweet potato tasted great. I know it might seem like a strange combination but the rich sweetness of the potato add an other dimention to an otherwise unexciting quiche.

Jem Jems Food Blog said...

Also thank you to Rebekah for commenting and following me as she is my first follower who is someone I have never met. I'm excited that a sranger enjoys my blog just as much as the other loving people in my life do:)