Friday, November 4, 2011

Recipe: Root Vegetable Savoury Crumble

I know, a "savoury" crumble does sound a little weird I guess, probably because when we think of crumble it conjures up images of custard, blackberries and ice cream! However strange this may seem, it's really worth a try- you end up with a delicious creamy root vegetable casserole, with a golden crunchy topping, which is just perfect served with some steamed greens and a nice veggie gravy!

Root Vegetable Savoury Crumble (serves 4) £1.90 per person with lots of green veg and veggie gravy

500ml vegetable stock
1 celeriac, peeled and diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 large or 3 medium sized leeks, sliced
100g Philadelphia
20g wholegrain mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
120g butter
120g flour
60g parmesan
30g flaked almonds

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Put the celeriac, carrots, sweet potatoes and leeks in a large pan with hot vegetable stock, and cook on a high heat, with the lid on, for 15 minutes.
2. Put the butter, flour, parmesan and flaked almonds in a mixing bowl, and rub together with your fingers until you have made a fine crumble mixture.
3. Mix the Philadelphia and mustard into the cooked vegetables, season to taste, and pour into an ovenproof dish. Top with the crumble mix, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Put under a hot grill for a further two minutes until browned on top, and serve!

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