Surprise baskets


piesse: strictly use Parmigiano Reggiano for the recipe, don't ask me why, but it's the only one that works!

name="ingredients-for-4-baskets-">Ingredients (for 4 baskets)

  • about ten tablespoons of Parmigiano Reggiano, mixed with the grated zest of half a lemon

  • 200 g of boiled peas

  • about ten thin slices of courgette blanched in water

  • 4 slices of cooked ham

  • extra virgin olive oil

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  • 1 onion

  • baking paper


Take a non-stick pan, line it with a round of parchment paper, put a couple of tablespoons of Parmesan on top, spreading towards the ends and heat on the stove.

Turn the melted Parmesan with baking paper over the bottom of a bowl or cup, pressing with your hands to make it stick. In a couple of minutes it will take shape, let it cool a little longer then remove your basket. Proceed in this way for the others as well. Sauté the peas in a pan with a tablespoon of oil, some thinly sliced ​​spring onion and a pinch of salt. Place two or three slices of courgette on the bottom of the basket as a base, then add one or two tablespoons of peas and finish with a ham rosette. Serve.

Advice. Do not despair in the first attempts to produce the baskets. It doesn't take much to master the technique. Help yourself as written above with baking paper cut out of the shape of the cup you use. When you overturn, equip yourself with absorbent paper so as not to burn your hands and press hard to give the shape. As an alternative to the pan you can put it in the oven. Use only and only Parmigiano Reggiano to obtain perfect edges!

The authors of the recipe and the photos

Miralda Colombo, journalist and blogger, has a mission for to develop recipes for healthy and complete dishes that appeal to children and adults alike. Miralda has a blog born on the occasion of the weaning of her daughter Alice and which gave rise to the children's cookbook "The spoon", ed. Gallucci.

Cevì (Cecilia Viganò) is an artist, photographer and illustrator graduated from the Brera Academy. She takes photos and illustrates Miralda's dishes to show mothers that with a touch of creativity and imagination even the simplest recipes can become tastier. Because the eye also wants the part of her.

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