Zucchini, cheddar & leg ham snacks

serves Makes approx. 10
difficulty easy
prep time 10mins (approx.)
total time 50mins (approx.)
main ingredient(s) zucchini, ham, cheese
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Ingredients

8 medium zucchini, or about 550 grams
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 brown onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
180 grams cheddar cheese, grated
250 grams self-raising flour
2 handfuls parsley, leaves only
4 eggs
salt and pepper
200 grams gypsy ham, sliced medium thick

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Spray 10 medium muffin moulds with non-stick cooking spray and line with squares of paper.

Coarsely grate the zucchini, then squeeze it in a clean kitchen cloth (such as a Chux) to remove all excess liquid.

In a large frypan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and sweat them for 3 minutes, then tip into a bowl and add the zucchini, cheese, flour and parsley.

Lightly whisk the eggs, stir through the mix and season. Half fill the muffin moulds with the zucchini mix, then lay a slice of ham on top like a frilly funnel. Spoon the rest of the mix into the ham ‘funnels’. Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.

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