Watercress Ricotta Torte
I got a bit sidelined recently and although I made this recipe over a week ago it is just getting posted today, this recipe is delicious, easy to make and feeds an army. I was immediately drawn to it because there is no pie crust involved and it is similar to a quiche without the carb laden crust. The recipe is from Saveur, I made a few changes as I didn’t have quite enough watercress and I had some pea shoots in the crisper. They say to make it in a 9 inch spring form pan,I only had a 10 inch so added extra ingredients so it would t be as flat as a pancake. I also added more whole eggs and only 2 egg yolks. The beauty of making savory food is that you can adapt and get creative with ingredients. Here is the original recipe Watercress Ricotta Torte .
I am still trying to post using my iPad until I can purchase a new computer. Hoping that I am able to retrieve all of my documents and things that were on there, won’t know until I take it into the Apple Store and they take a look at it. I really don’t like using the iPad probably because I am not used to it. At least I can post albeit with some difficulties.
Watercress and ricotta torte
serves 6-8 generously
unsalted butter softened for greasing the pan
2 cups cleaned baby watercress chopped
1 cup pea shoots
3 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
1/2 cup grated parmigiano reggiano
1/2 cup asiago grated
8 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
zest of 1/2 lemon
4 scallions ends trimmed and left whole roasted until softened and lightly browned
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease well your springform pan. Microwave the watercress for 60 seconds and set aside. Chop pea shoots.
Add to a medium bowl the ricotta and sour cream, most of the grated cheese (reserve a little to sprinkle on top of the torte), the nutmeg, eggs and yolks, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Beat to combine and add the watercress and pea shoots stir just until combined. Pour into the prepared pan top with the roasted scallions and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. Bake for 45-60 minutes. The middle will slightly jiggle. Remove from oven and turn on the broiler, place u dear the broiler until top is browned. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan, best served warm or at room temperature.