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Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

These Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups are crispy and cheesy, filled with flavour, gluten-free and perfect as an appetiser, snack, or lunch option. Featuring a crispy Potato Gem base, each cup is generously filled with melted cheddar, creamy ricotta, savoury prosciutto strips, and juicy cherry tomatoes. Every bite makes these cups irresistibly tasty. Come and make them with me!


Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

Whether you're hosting a gathering or treating yourself to a flavourful snack, these cups are sure to be a hit. Easy to make and visually appealing, they showcase that gluten-free appetisers can be delicious and indulgent.


Watch How to Make It


These Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups will be the first appetisers to disappear at a party or from the kitchen table because they're so much to eat! Who doesn't love bites of fried potato goodness?

Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

Helpful Tips and FAQ

Pressing the Potato Gems: When shaping the cups after the initial bake, use a glass or spoon to gently press down, creating a well-defined cup shape without flattening the gems too much.


Adjusting the Portions: Adapt ingredient quantities if your muffin cups are smaller or larger to maintain a well-balanced flavor profile in each cup.


Using fresh potatoes instead of frozen potato gems: While the frozen potato gems contribute to the crispy texture and convenience of this recipe, you can experiment with freshly grated potatoes. Ensure they are well-drained to achieve a similar texture.


Substituting the prosciutto with a vegetarian option: Feel free to customize the filling based on your preferences. For a vegetarian options, consider adding roasted vegetables or sautéed mushrooms are excellent alternatives.


Making these Potato Gem Cups ahead of time for a party: Prepare the cups in advance and store them in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat them in the oven and add the fresh toppings just before serving to maintain their vibrant flavors and textures.


Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

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Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

 

Makes 16

Prep 10 minutes

Cook 25 minutes

 

2 x Muffin Cup Tray with 8 cups in each measuring 7cm in diameter

Note: If muffin cups are smaller or larger, adapt portions accordingly.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 x 900g frozen potato gems (tater tots), gluten-free

1 cup (100g) Cheddar or tasty cheese, grated

½ cup (100g) Ricotta cheese

8 slices of shaved prosciutto, pulled apart into strips

8 cherry tomatoes, cut in to quarters

Microgreens or baby rocket to garnish

Olive oil or avocado oil spray

Freshly cracked pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat oven to 220°C fan forced and spray each cup in the muffin tray with olive oil (brush as well if needed).


2.  Bake and Shape: Place 5 potato gems into each muffin cup (cups measure 7cm in diameter) and bake for 10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and using at the bottom of a small glass cup that will fit into the muffin cups, press down and ‘mash’ the potato gems into a cup shape.


3. Cheese Infusion: Place a tablespoon of grated cheddar into each cup and bake for a further 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.


4. Layer and Garnish: Add and load into each potato gem cup a teaspoon of ricotta, strips of prosciutto, diced tomatoes, a few microgreens, sprouts or baby rocket to garnish. Season with pepper and serve.


Note for Portion Adaptation: The number of potato gems in each muffin cup will depend on the size of the muffin cups. If your muffin cups are smaller or larger than the specified 7cm in diameter, feel free to adapt the portions accordingly to ensure the perfect balance of flavours in each bite.


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Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free
Ricotta and Prosciutto Potato Gem Cups, gluten-free

Recipe and Photography Margaret Pahos @CreateCookShare

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