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Spiced Cheese Savouries

  • 4oz/100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4oz/100g mature hard cheese, e.g. Cheddar or Double Gloucester
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2tsp finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 4tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 3 free-range eggs, separated
  • salt and pepper
  • 2oz/50g breadcrumbs, for coating

Makes about 12

  1. Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs with the onion, parsley, sun dried tomatoes and spices.
  2. Mix in 3 egg yolks and 1 egg white. Season lightly and shape the mixture into small balls, or roll into sausage shapes.
  3. Lightly beat the remaining two egg whites. Dip each savoury into the egg white and then into the breadcrumbs.
  4. Place on an oiled tray and bake for 15-20 minutes at 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Turn twice until crisp and well browned. Alternatively shallow fry in a little olive oil on a medium heat till golden on both sides. Serve hot or cold.