I can't tell you how easy these are to make - well I can, it would be a gash blog entry if I couldn't, but if you're looking for something cheap and easy to make then these are the badgers. Customise them to your heart's content - we used shredded ham hock because we had some leftover from a previous recipe. Add extra veg into the mash. Triple the amount of cheese. Hoover the roof! We don't care or mind.
OH! Mustard added is a treat too.
Anyway enough pre-amble: the calories here are for two 'boaties' and as ever, approximate. Your mileage may vary. See the tips bit.
one packet of the soft stand and stuff El Paso boat thingies you can get some the supermarket, you get eight in one pack and they're smaller than you think
three large potatoes or a good quantity of leftover mash
two large onions, diced fine
one teaspoon of garlic puree
salt and pepper
100g shredded ham hock or chopped ham chopped finely, hence the chopped, see
125g of extra mature cheese
make the mash up - either reheating leftovers or chopping your tatties and mashing when soft, making sure to add an egg yolk into the mash with plenty of salt and pepper
fry off your diced onion in a little oil until softened and golden, adding the garlic a minute or two before the end
mash everything together - cheese, ham, potato and onions, until well-mixed, but keep some cheese aside to throw on the top
or do as we do, and just add more cheese - all the cheese, all of it
pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
in an oiled baking tray, stack your taco shells and then carefully spoon the mixture inside
top with the remaining cheese and drizzle with hot sauce if you like
cook in the oven until the cheese is crunchy on the top
Serve with beans or a salad. Or eat six at once and blame the dog for getting up on the worktop when Paul goes to get an extra one.
these are perfect for freezing - once they have cooled, take them off the baking sheet, wrap them in foil and pop them in the freezer - they'll need a good thirty minutes in the oven when you go to reheat, or let them defrost overnight and cook for a few minutes or in the microwave
they're also delicious cold
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Recipe by twochubbycubs at https://twochubbycubs.com/2022/05/12/cheese-and-ham-boaties/