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Turkey and Ham Crumble    HT    MC   English    55mins



Serves  4      Hot    Poultry   Pork   Main Course  Eggless   England  British Britain Europe




For the Sauce

25g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, finely chopped

25g/1oz Plain Flour

330ml/11 fl.oz. Chicken Stock

For the filling:

2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1x 12cm/1/2 inch thick Gammon Steak, cubed

200g/7oz  Sweetcorn Kernals

Salt and Black Pepper

450g/1lb Diced Turkey Thigh

For the Topping

100g/4oz Plain Flour

25g/1oz Butter

50g/2oz Red Leicester or Double Gloucester Cheese, finely grated




1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease a shallow oven-proof dish.


2.  For the sauce - Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan add the onions and fry gently until soft and transparent. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and cook, stirring,  for a further minute.


3. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually add the stock a little at a time, stirring constantly. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring until thickened. Set aside.


4. For the filling - Heat the oil in a frying pan add the gammon and turkey and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.


5. Add the gammon, turkey and sweetcorn to the sauce, mix well and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Pour into an ovenproof dish.


6. For the topping - Place the flour in a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the finely grated cheese and mix well.


7. Sprinkle the crumble  evenly over the top of the turkey mixture. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Serve immediately.



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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Brown  to  -  To fry in very shallow  fat  over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the juices.

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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