Italian mashed potato bake with prosciutto

    2 hours 5 min

    This is a delicious recipe that can be served as a starter, side or a main dish. The prosciutto and Italian cheese add loads of flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg potatoes, peeled
    • 2 eggs
    • 100g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pinch nutmeg
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 150g prosciutto
    • 100g smoked scamorza cheese
    • 1 knob butter

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water till tender. Drain and mash.
    3. In a bowl, mix the mash with the eggs and 3/4 of Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
    4. Cut the prosciutto into strips, and cut the scamorza into cubes. Add them to the potato mixture.
    5. Spoon the mixture into a buttered baking dish. Level the surface with a spatula and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Dot with butter.
    6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.

    Scamorza cheese

    This is a semi-soft Italian cheese. If you can't find scamorza, use mozzarella or provolone.

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    This was just okay, but I had to change the recipe as I did not have the scamorza cheese. I used mozzarella so this may be my fault. As prosciutto is so expensive, I don't know that I would make this dish again. Didn't really think that it was worth the expense, Thanks for posting the recipe  -  12 Sep 2012