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Ham And Vegetable Bake

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Ingredients
  Frozen spinach 1⁄2 Pound
  Celeriac 1 Pound
  Potatoes 2 Pound
  Butter 5 Tablespoon
  Light cream 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 6 Tablespoon
  Celery head 1 Small
  Cooked ham 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Grated cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Place spinach in a strainer to thaw.
2) Peel celeriac and potatoes and cut into small chunks.
3) Preheat over to 400°.
4) Wash and trim celery.
5) Blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes.

MAKING
4) Put prepared vegetable chunks into saucepan of cold salted water and bring to a boil.
5) Cook for 20 minutes till tender.
6) Drain well and mash or puree with 1/4 cup of the butter, the cream and enough milk to give a creamy puree.
7) Season to taste.
8) Drain the celery well and cut into pieces.
9) Grease ovenproof dish with remaining butter.
10) Spread the well-drained spinach over, arrange the chopped celery on top and cover with ham slices.
11) Sprinkle over half the cheese and cover with the celeriac and potato puree.
12) Bake for 15 minutes.
13) In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs with salt and pepper.
14) Pour over the puree, top with remaining cheese and return to oven.
15) Bake for another 15 minutes till golden.

SERVING
16) Serve the hot baked dish immediately with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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