When you get good ham and cheese you know you're onto a winner. I stumbled across the most delicious cheese, and what's more it's right on my doorstep. Have any of you tried it? it's Carrigbyrne farmhouse cheese , if you haven't tried it, do!
The other star of the show is a much disregarded cut of meat, the ham shank. It's not often found in a hot deli counter but when I don't have time to cook or prefer something fresher cooked than sliced ham I go for this, I'm so lucky to live in Wexford and all the Pettitts supervalu stores have it on a daily basis, delish!
You can of course leave the cheese out, but with this oozy deliciousness you'd be mad to! The tomatoes add such a delicious flavour to this dish, the longer they're roasted in my opinion the better, I love when they're a little chard but still super soft and juicy!
3 medium potatoes, (200g) skin on and cubed
200g cherry tomatoes
1 red onion, peeled and sliced into wedges
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cooked ham hock, shredded
75g carrigbyrne farmhouse cheese
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 180c fan.
in a large baking tray toss together the potatoes, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil, season and place in the oven for 20-25minutes until the potatoes are starting to get a bit of colour but are cooked through.
Scatter the ham hock around the tray, making four wells for the eggs as you go. crack them into the holes. place back in the oven for another 8 minutes, tear chunks of the cheese around the tray and return to the oven for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted.