Neven Maguire’s Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus

Neven Maguire's Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus
Neven Maguire’s Ham, Cheese and Egg Crêpes with Griddled Asparagus
This is a perfect tea for lots of hungry children, but it would also be a good weekend late breakfast, depending on your mood. It’s the classic way that many crêpe stallholders cook crêpes to order late at night around the major tourist attractions in Paris. They are always very popular, often with long queues, and once you’ve tasted them it’s easy to understand why.

Ingredients

  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 8 eggs
  • 450 g swiss cheese, such as gruyère or emmental (thinly sliced)
  • 8 slices of cooked ham
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • Crêpes:
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml milk
  • sunflower oil (for frying)
  • sea salt
  • black pepper (freshly ground)

Method

  1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the egg and whisk well with a balloon whisk.
  2. Gradually beat in the milk, drawing in the flour from the sides to make a smooth batter. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim the asparagus spears and blanch in a pan of boiling water for 1–2 minutes, until almost tender but still with a slight bite.
  4. Drain and refresh under cold running water to prevent them from cooking any further and set aside until needed.
  5. Heat a little oil in an 18cm (7in) heavy-based pancake or frying pan. Pour in just enough batter to thinly coat the base of the pan.
  6. Cook over a moderately high heat for about 1 minute, until golden brown. Turn or toss the crêpe and break in an egg, then gently whisk to spread it evenly all over the crêpe.
  7. Season to taste.

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/recipes

Neven Maguire’s Apple Tart with Custard

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From The Nation’s Favourite Food by Neven Maguire

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 225g plain flour, extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 100g butter, diced and chilled
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2-3 tbps ice-cold water

Filling

  • 900g Bramley cooking apples
  • 100g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Good pinch ground cloves/4 whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp milk

Custard

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod, split in half and seeds scraped out
  • 300ml milk
  • 100ml cream

To Cook

To make the pastry: Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Using a round-bladed knife or the tips of your fingers, work in the butter and then mix in the egg yolks. Add the ice-cold water until the dough just comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/gas mark 5). Lightly dust the work surface with flour.

Divide the pastry into 2 portions, one slightly larger than the other, then roll out the larger piece until it is about 30cm in diameter. Use to line a 20cm pie dish or a 23cm flat plate, gently pressing into the corners. Trim the edges with a knife and reserve the excess for decorating. Place back in the fridge to chill while you prepare the apples.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Place in a large bowl with all but 1 tablespoon of the caster sugar. Add the cinnamon and cloves and mix together. Brush the edge of the pastry with a little milk and then pile the apples into the lined pie dish. Roll out the second piece of pastry into a circle slightly larger than the pie dish and use to cover the apples. Press the edges together to seal, then use a sharp knife to cut away any excess.

Crimp the edges of the tart with a round-bladed knife, using your fingers as a guide. If you wish roll out the pastry scraps and cut into leaf shapes. Brush the shapes with milk and stick on top of the pie. Brush the entire top of the pastry with milk and sprinkle over the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes, then reduce the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Meanwhile, to make the custard, place the egg yolks in a large bowl with the sugar and vanilla seeds. Whisk with an electric mixer for a few minutes, until pale and thickened.

Place the milk and cream in a medium pan and bring to the boil, then immediately remove from the heat. Gradually whisk the heated milk and cream into the egg yolk mixture until smooth, then pour back into the pan and place over a gently heat. Cook gently for 6-8 minutes on a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the custard coats the back of a wooden spoon. Keep warm.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, cut the warm apple tart into slices and arrange on warmed serving places with some of the custard. Pour the remaining custard into a jug and hand around separately.

 

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/desserts/pages/appletartwithcustard.aspx

Mary Flahavan’s Apple & Cranberry Crumble

 
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Deep Filled Apple and Cranberry Crumble
Makes 8-10 servings.
Ingredients
Sweet Pastry
160g (6oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
1 egg
 
Compote
4 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
150g (6oz) cranberries (fresh or dried)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp. water
 
Crumble
75g (3oz) flour
75g (3oz) butter
75g (3oz) brown sugar
75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
 
Method
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. To make pastry, sift the flour, add the caster sugar and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add enough beaten egg to bind the pastry. The pastry can also be made using a food processor.
  4. Cut a circle of parchment to fit a large pastry dish, sprinkle with flour, roll out the pastry on the floured parchment and then slide it into the dish and bake blind for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile boil the ingredients for compote for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. When pastry is baked, fill with the apple and cranberry compote.
  7. To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. (Add the oats last if you would like them to stay coarse and be visible in the crumble).
  8. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/deep-filled-apple-and-cranberry-crumble-/419

Smashed Avocado, Fried Egg & Beet Tzatziki

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Ingredients

Beet Tzatziki:

2 small, fresh beetroots
1 lemon, juiced
500g Glenisk Organic Greek  Style Natural yogurt

Smashed Avocado:

2 ripe avocados
1 lemon, juiced
Salt & pepper
4 free range eggs
Sourdough bread to serve

Method

Beet Tzatiziki:

  1. Peel, top and tail the beetroot.
  2. Cover the beets in tinfoil, making tinfoil parcels.
  3. Roast at 190ºc for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until cooked through.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool.
  5. Once cool, blitz the beetroot with Glenisk yogurt and juice of one lemon in a food processor until smooth.

Avocado Smash:

  1. Mash up two avocados, add juice of one lemon, 2 pinches of maldon salt and mix together.
  2. Toast the sourdough bread and spread with smashed avocado.
  3. Top with egg fried to your liking and 2 tbsp of the beetroot tzatziki.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Suggested Garnishes: Pickled cabbage, rocket, beet tzatziki, toasted seeds, a little chilli oil.

 

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories

    623kcal

  • Fat

    37.2g

  • Saturates

    13.7g

  • Carbs

    49.3g

  • Sugar

    11.2g

  • Protein

    19.1g

  • Salt

    1.70g

  • Fibre

    7.3g

Smashed Avocado, Fried Egg & Beet Tzatziki
  1. Ingredients

    8 Count

    Nutrition

    623 Calories

    Total Time

    60 Mins

    Serves

    4 Servings

    https://glenisk.com/recipes/smashed-avocado-fried-egg-beet-tzatziki

Neven Maguire’s Pan-fried Hake with Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce

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 Of course this recipe is great with just parsley but experiment with a combination of soft fragrant herbs sauce as parsley, chives, tarragon or chervil depending on what’s available.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 x 175g hake fillets, skin on and boned
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 50g butter
  • ½ lemon, pips removed
  • 1 tablesp. chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon)

To Cook

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the seasoned hake fillets, skin side down. Cook for a couple of minutes until the skin is just beginning to crisp, then add little knobs of butter to the pan around each hake fillet and cook for another couple of minutes until the skin is crisp.

Turn the hake fillets over and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. This will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Transfer to warmed plates while you make the sauce.

Add the rest of the butter to the frying pan and allow it to gently melt over a moderate heat. When it has melted, add a squeeze of lemon juice and the herbs, swirling to combine. Season to taste. Spoon this sauce over the hake fillets and serve with steamed broccoli and some sautéed new potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Steamed broccoli and sauté new potatoes

Tips

Above all be careful not to overcook the fish.  To check, gently prod the thickest part of the fish with a small knife.  If it is cooked, the flesh will look opaque and the flakes will separate easily.  If it isn’t done yet, it will still have the translucent look for raw fish.

Other fish you could use: Whiting, haddock or trout fillets

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 39g 

Carbohydrates: 52g 

Fat: 26g 

Iron: 2.4mg 

Energy: 644kcal 

 http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fish/pages/panfriedhake.aspx