Friday, August 9, 2013

Roasted Ham, Potato, Pumpkin N Cheese in Avocado Skin

Little one had been begging me to make him his favorite avocado smoothies since last week, I just kept forgetting about it until today, where we spotted some fresh avocado selling at 3 for RM10 at the MBG fruit stall, so instantly I picked 3 ripe ones (among the many over-ripe ones...). While scooping out the avocado flesh later, I thought it is such a waste to discard the skin, why not just used it for baking something? So I did.

And the random thought gave birth to this new dish - Baked Ham, Potato, Pumpkin & Cheese in Avocado Skin.

I added some greens and cherry tomatoes as dressing.

How would I rate this dish? Lets see.

Taste - passed.
Speediness - passed.
Dummy-Prove - passed.
Presentation - passed.

My little boy liked it it so much that he asked me to make more again next time. He had 2 wedges all by himself and happily finished up his whole plate of dinner, along with other veggies. Even big guy loved it, so all 6 wedges were grabbed up before dinner was even over.

I am definitely going to make this for next coming gathering.

After dinner we had the avocado smoothies for dessert, this time my baby C had a small cup, she kept saying "好吃" (which means delicious) and efficiently emptied her cup.

Simple homemade dish can be pretty satisfying too. :)

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serving for: 6 wedges

3 ripe avocados 
2 slices of ham, cut into small bits
1/2 cup of potato, cut into small cubes 
1/2 cup of pumpkin, cut into small cubes
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 
A dash of fresh basil leaves (optional)

The Making:

1. Preheat oven to 160°C. 

2. Cut the avocado into half lengthwise, scoop out the flesh using a spoon. Lay them onto the baking tray.

3. Mix ham, potatoes and pumpkins evenly, scoop them into the avocado skin until about 2/3 full, then add spoonful of the shredded cheese until its fully covered.

4. Bake for 30 minutes until the skin turns crispy and the cheese all melted. The cheesy aroma will fill the entire dining hall and wakes up the appetite in you...

Best to serve warm. 

The dinner was fast eaten.

Oh, I took a bite of the avocado skin, it's bitter. Yuck. So don't attempt to eat it like potato skin unless you like crunchy bitter skin. *wink*

You may refer to the recipe for creamy avocado smoothies here.

Non appetite!

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