These Ham, Tomato and Mushroom Popovers make for a great savoury breakfast or lunchtime snack… although to be honest, we’ve been partial to them at most times of the day!
It’s easy to hear the word ‘popover’ and think of cheap frozen food snacks, but these little delights could not be further from that. These home-baked bundles of goodness are delicious and versatile; you can enjoy them on their own or as part of a wider meal. They even work wrapped in kitchen roll and scoffed walking on your way to work or sitting on the tube.
The protein from the ham (or appropriate veggie/vegan alternative) also make them the ideal pre-workout snack for a quick energy burst that you won’t crash from later.
Ham, Tomato & Mushroom Popovers
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves: 1
- 1 tbsp wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1 large free-range egg
- 1 heaped tbsp cottage cheese
- ½ slice of smoked ham (or skip this ingredient to make your popover vegetarian!)
- ½ ripe plum tomato
- 1 chestnut mushroom
- 4g Parmesan cheese
- 4g hot chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
- 1 handful of rocket
- Juice from ¼ lemon
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of black pepper
1. Place the flour in a bowl and mix with the egg and cottage cheese. Finely chop the ham, tomato and mushrooms, and stir through the mixture with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Put a frying pan on a medium low heat. When hot, put heaped spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan to give you six popovers. Leave them to get nicely golden for a few minutes, then flip over and gently flatten to 1cm thick.
2. Once golden on both sides, remove the popovers from the pan, then turn the heat off. Finely grate the parmesan into the pan
to melt. Place the popovers on top, wait for the parmesan to sizzle and go golden, then gently push the cheese towards each popover. Once the crispy popovers can be easily prised away from the pan, put them on a plate.
3. Swirl some chilli sauce through the yoghurt, toss the rocket in a squeeze of PREP: 5 MINS lemon juice and serve.
|Typical Nutritional Values||Per Serving|
|of which saturates (g)||5.1|
|of which sugars (g)||5.5|
|Nutrient Breakdown||Per 100g|
|Minerals & Trace Elements|
|Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug)||13.3|
|Vitamin D (ug)||0.65|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.24|
|Vitamin K 1 (ug)||10|
|Thiamin (B1 ) (mg)||0.09|
|Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg)||0.02|
|Niacin total(B3 ) (mg)||2.1|
|Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg)||0.34|
|Vitamin B 6 (mg)||0.12|
|Folates (B9) Total (ug)||22|
|Vitamin B 12 (ug)||0.2|
|Biotin (B7) (ug)||2.9|
|Vitamin C (mg)||10.2|
OK, so they’re not quite as quick to make as a Nutribuddy shake is, but these Ham, Tomato and Mushroom popovers are still a meal that can be prepared even by the most inexperienced of chefs. Try out different vegetables and throw in whatever you have leftover to reduce food waste and enjoy as much of a nutritious punch as you can pack in!
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Get creative and play about with flavour combinations to mix things up and keep them fresh. You can’t beat freshly prepared, freshly cooked veg…