Stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts

Singlemade: stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts

Whenever I take my little sister Mathilde out to lunch, the odds are that she’ll order a goat cheese salad. She’d be able to write a huge restaurant guide issuing points purely based on the quality of their goat cheese salad. No, there’s no bigger fried-goat-cheese-monster than her!

Mathilde came to visit us just one week after we’d moved to Cologne. We decided to celebrate her birthday at a cute French restaurant I’d seen on the way to the shops, thinking this place would serve a prime goat cheese salad. In my then very limited German, I rang up to reserve a table. I was very proud of myself.

And we had a great time, but no thanks to the food. The goat cheese salad that my sister had to endure will no doubt receive the lowest score ever in her restaurant guide. The meal consisted of a whole head of lettuce, 3 slices of tomato, a flood of mustard vinaigrette and 3 burnt toasts with some goat cheese on them. If I hadn’t offered her some food off of my plate she’d have gone home hungry.

To this day she won’t let go of my restaurant-choice-mishap. I guess I should try to make amends. :-p So just for Mathilde, I developed this recipe. Fried goat cheese, no toasts, no tomato slices and no head of lettuce. Sis, I hope you like it! 😉

 

Singlemade: stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts

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Stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts
Stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly wash the sweet potato and put it in a deep plate or a casserole without drying it off. Cover it with plastic foil suited for microwave oven use. Cook the sweet potato for 10 minutes in the microwave oven on the highest setting (speed key).
  2. In the meantime, turn on the grill. Cut the goat cheese into slices of a about 0,5 centimeter. Break the walnuts into smaller chunks.
  3. Take the cooked potato out of the oven. Cut the potato lengthwise, going down about 2/3rds of the way (don’t cut it in half all the way through, we’re going to fill it). Now start filling the potato with the smoked halm. Bunch a slice together to make a ‘rose’ and stuff it in the cut. Repeat until the cut is full.
  4. Now add the slices of goat cheese. Try to work it in alongside the ham.
  5. Finish with the broken walnuts and a tablespoon of honey.
  6. Then let the potato cook under a grill for 10 minutes. It’ll be done when the goat cheese has melted and the nuts are caramelised. Add another ½ tablespoon of honey for some extra sticky sweetness. 😉 Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

Tip: Serve with a side salad or some bread if you want, but it doesn’t need it. The potato’s a full meal all on its own!

Tip: Veggie version? Leave out the ham and add some extra nuts and cheese. Finish with herbes de Provence for extra flavour.

Singlemade: stuffed sweet potato with goat cheese, smoked ham and honey walnuts


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Who else but Mathilde felt compelled to test this recipe? 😉 And I did make amends, my little sister’s a huge fan of this recipe. So much so that she made it two days in a row!

Mathilde’s Tip: make sure you use an oblong sweet potato. It’s easier to cook and fill. Tip 2: apple slices work well with it too!

Stiene and Valerie are smitten as well. Stiene’s Tip: if you cook the potato beforehand and put it under the grill when cold, add the walnuts a bit later or they might burn.


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