SW recipe: Gammon, rosti and egg stacks

Serves 4 Ready in about 45 minutes


400g midi vine tomatoes

4 lean smoked gammon steaks, all visible fat removed

Low-calorie cooking spray

200g baby leaf spinach

A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

4 large eggs

For the rostis:

600g all-round potatoes. such as Maris Piper, peeled and coarsely grated

1 onion, coarsely grated

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/ fan 180°C/gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper for the rostis.

2 To make the rostis, put the potato on a clean tea towel, roll the towel up and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Tip the potato into a bowl, add the onion and season well. Mix, then divide into 4 portions and shape each into a thick ‘burger’ using a 12cm•diameter chefs ring or cookie cutter. Bake for 15.20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden. Add the tomatoes to the tray for the last 8.10 minutes.

3 Meanwhile, lightly spray the gammon steaks with low-calorie cooking spray and season well, heat a griddle or frying pan until smoking hot and cook the steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Keep warm. Steam the spinach for 1.2 minutes. drain well. season and add a little grated nutmeg Toss and keep warm.

4 Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and fry the eggs to your liking. To serve, divide the rostis between 4 plates, top with a layer of spinach, the gammon, another layer of spinach and an egg. Add a twist of pepper and serve with the tomatoes.
Syns per serving: FREE


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Add in Healthy Extras®
To help provide a good balance of nutrients, enjoy two measured portions of milk or cheese each day – your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choices. Options include 350ml skimmed milk or 250ml semi-skimmed milk; 40g reduced-fat or 30g full-fat hard cheese; 50g mozzarella (cow’s milk); 45g feta or 35g Danish blue, which can be eaten as part of a meal or snack. Also have one portion of wholemeal bread or breakfast cereal each day – your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. To keep things simple we’ve built your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice into the menu plan each day.

Choose your Syns®
Foods and drinks that pose a risk to your weight loss – those high in fat or sugar, as well as alcohol – can be enjoyed as carefully counted Syns. We recommend you plan between 5 and 15 Syns into your day (see the bottom of the next page for some ideas).

Make simple swaps
To help protect your weight loss, choose the leanest meats and trim off any visible fat – cut the white bits off bacon and remove skin from poultry. Dry-fry or cook with low-calorie cooking spray rather than fat or oil, switch sugar for sweetener, and swap cream and crème fraîche for fat-free natural yogurt or plain quark.

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