1cupmashed potatoes* cooled (lightly packed - about 2 medium potatoes)(250 grams)
½cupfreshly grated parmesan cheese(50 grams)
¾cupall purpose flour(100 grams)
1tablespoonfresh parsley minced
*Boil the potatoes in salted water and mash, do not add anything extra.
2-4slicesham/prosciutto/turkey (thin strips or cubes)
½cupcheese small cubes (fontina, gruyere or firm mozzarella - or your choice)
In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, egg, salt and pepper. Start to combine with a fork. Then add the parmesan cheese, flour, baking powder and chopped parsley and mix to almost combine.
You can either mix this dough by hand or with a food processor. When almost combined move to a floured flat surface and knead into a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Cut your choice of cheese and ham or prosciutto into small pieces.
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
It's easier to work with half the dough at a time, on a floured flat surface, lightly flour the top of the pastry (if you find it sticky) roll the dough into 1/8 inch thickness and cut out with round or even heart cookie cutters (2 ¾ - 3 inches / 7 cm). Make sure you have an even amount of cut outs. Place half the rounds on the prepared cookie sheets.
On one of the rounds, place some cut up ham or prosciutto and 3-4 small cubes of your favourite cheese. Cover with another round, seal shut with your fingers (easier if you dip them in water first) then close again with the tongs of a fork. Drizzle with olive oil then bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.