Recipe Tip: Ham and Pasta Gratin

Recipe Tip: Ham and Pasta Gratin

Top Recipe for 4 Persons. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. This recipe is essentially the same as the one that appeared in Louise Seleskowitz's legendary 'Viennese Cookbook' from 1879.



    1. Step 1

      Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    2. Step 2

      Whisk the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
    3. Step 3

      In a separate bowl, combine the butter and add egg yolks and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    4. Step 4

      In a large bowl, mix the drained pasta, ham, the egg and butter mixture and sour cream and mix to combine. Gently mix in the whisked egg whites.
    5. Step 5

      Butter a baking dish and sprinkle the inside with 1 tablesspoon of the breadcrumbs. Pour in the ham and pasta mixture, smooth the top and sprinkle over the remaining breadcrumbs.
    6. Step 6

      Bake in the oven until nicely browned, about 45 minutes. Serve with a green salad.
    7. Step 7

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    8. Step 8

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    9. Step 9

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    10. Step 10

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    11. Step 11

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