Another scrumptious long tradition recipe from my favourite Czech author Halina Pawlowska. Stuffing is a gorgeous comfort food as it can be served either way, cold and warm. It is extremely fulfilling and delicious - Amazing Rucola Stuffing.
This recipe is so crazy stunning that I have made it already many times during different occasions. Let me tell you this one is always a winner. In the region I come from, we make stuffing during The Easter Season. In my opinion, you can enjoy it even more in colder months. It can be made from any seasonal plants, e.g. nettle. I go for rucola, as it is my personal favourite.
The combination of smoked ham, bacon and cheddar is to die for. Invite some hungry people and impress them. Ideal with green salad or any kind of quality roasted meat. So yummy!
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
6 Kaiser rolls, diced
300ml of milk
300ml of good strong stock
8 eggs, separated
A splash of olive oil
1 spring onion, cleaned, washed and finely chopped
1 medium shallot, peeled and finely chopped
300g of quality smoked ham, diced
150g of bacon, diced
4 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped
2 handfuls of rucola, washed
1 handful of fresh parsley, washed and hardly chopped
250g of good matured cheese (e.g. Cheddar, Old Amsterdam, Gouda, etc.)
½ teaspoon of sea salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika
A pinch of nutmeg
3 knobs of butter