Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Jamie Oliver's breakfast/brunch popover

If like me you had been watching Jamie Oliver’s latest “superfood” cooking show, you would have seen a tasty breakfast treat called “popovers”. I made these for Sunday brunch for The Boy and me. With the surprising ingredient of cottage cheese (which is one of his favourites) I knew this would go down a treat.

I added ham, red onion and tomatoes in to mine (and would have added spring onion if I had any), but you can add whatever veggies, cheese and meats you might have going spare – a great way actually to use left overs up! 

The Jamie Oliver recipe calls for mushroom and tomatoes.

The only problem with this recipe was that there wasn’t enough. The serving for two Jamie recommends wouldn’t have been enough for one of the Boy. I made double. This recipe here is enough for one Boy or two girls though J

1 heaped tablespoon wholemeal self-raising flour
1 large free-range egg
2 heaped tablespoons cottage cheese
1 slice of smoked ham
1 ripe plum tomato
15 g Parmesan cheese
Few slices of red onion, chopped

Place the flour in a bowl and mix well with the egg and cottage cheese.

Finely chop the ham, tomato and onion, and stir this into the mixture. Season to taste.

In a large non-stick frying pan (over a medium-low heat), put heaped spoonful’s of the mixture into the pan to give you the small popovers. Leave for a few minutes until golden brown on the bottom, then flip over and gently flatten (I used my fingers to do this)

Once golden on both sides, remove the popovers from the pan for a moment, then turn the heat off.

Now comes the good bit – add the finely grated Parmesan into the pan to melt. 
Sprinkle it evenly and watch it gently melt.
 Place the popovers on top, wait for the Parmesan to sizzle and go golden... the Parmesan will stick to the popovers, creating a cheesey, delicious coating.

Use your palette knife to gently pick up the popovesr once you have your crispy cheesey covered popovers and plate up!

I served mine on a bed of rocket, with a few rashers of streaky bacon and grilled asparagus, heavenly. The Boy served his up with a load more cottage cheese and sweet chilli sauce on top.

Try these topped with natural yoghurt, herbs and chilli sauce or with a runny poached egg on top!

What would you enjoy your popovers with???

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