Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini: the recipe for a delicious and light starter

ingredients
  • Egg whites
    3
    • 43 kcal

  • large zucchini
    1

  • Parmesan cheese


    40 grams
    • 899 kcal
  • salt
    to taste
    • 21 kcal

  • pepper
    to taste
    • 79 kcal

  • Basil


    to taste
    • 15 kcal
  • Cooked ham
    80 grams
    • 43 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

the clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini I am a appetizers gourmet and appetizing, perfect for serving aperitif whimsical or a having dinner special. Simple and ultra-fast, they can be prepared in just 10 minutes and, accompanied by a nice fresh salad, can also be eaten as second course nourishing and certainly light. You can fill your clouds as you like: we have chosen ham, zucchini and parmesan, but you can vary the sausage, to add other vegetables, such as peppers, broccoli, carrots, beets, and flavor it all with chopped herbs or spices. You can also pour the mixture into small muffin tins to make delicious single portions. Find out how to do it by following our recipe step by step.

How to make clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Wash the zucchini, cut it and grate it with a coarse grater (1).

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Squeeze the zucchini well, so as to remove some of its vegetation water (2).

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Chop the cooked ham (3).

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Beat the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt (4).

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Add the zucchini, ham (5) and grated cheese.

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Salt and pepper and mix well (6).

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

Using two spoons, form small quenelles (7) and place them in a mold, lined with a sheet of baking paper. Bake at 180 ° C and bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini

When the surface is lightly golden, take the clouds out of the oven and transfer them to a serving dish; garnish with basil and serve hot (8).

Advice

You can whip the egg whites with a hand whisk or, for your convenience, even with the electric whips.

If you want, you can also add some aromatic herbs fresh, finely chopped, like basil, mint, parsley…; you can flavor with grated lemon zest or with spices, such as curry, cumin or cilantro.

For a vegetarian version, omit the cold cuts and add chopped olives and sundried tomatoes, which will give the dish a savory flavor.

storage

The clouds of egg whites with ham and zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator, in a special airtight container, for 1-2 days.

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