Leftover cheese dish


Thanks to the BBC ipad app I can finally watch Nigel slaters simple supper series. I guess it’s not really surprising that I also love his tv show – a fan is a fan after all. But seriously it’s great! He just knows how to make simple things. A lot is about how to make the best out of what you have in the fridge and how to make left overs shine. Something I’m not very good at. He’s also focussing on growing your own vegetables .

One thing we always have lying around in the fridge is all sorts of old cheese pieces. One of his tips was throwing a bit of hard left over parmesan into your soup and cook it with the other ingredients it gives your soup a nice earthy flavor. Take the cheese out before serving the soup though.
But the dish we are raving about here is his Leftover cheese dish.


You’ll need:

  • roughly 350 gr leftover cheese
  • freh thyme
  • pepper and nutmeg
  • 1 dl cream or double cream
  • 4 eggs

Grate the cheese roughly, some bigger bits are nice too. Add plenty of fresh thyme, black pepper and some nutmeg.
Add the egg yolks and the cream – mix.
Beat the egg whites. Mix the cheeses mixture with the egg whites mix it good but carefully.

Butter 3 ovenproof dishes, sprinkle on some grated parmesan. Add the cheese and sprinkle on some more parmesan. Add some more thyme leaves.
Bake for 10 minutes in a very hot oven.

Serve with green salad and some fresh bread.