If you are looking for some new recipe and have a desire for appetizing yet simple and easy dishes, today we bring you a peas couscous flan with potatoes and pecorino cheese recipe. We promise the whole family will think it is a very tasty and quick second course to prepare. Martino peas couscous is excellent, light, rich in protein and is suitable for the preparation of many dishes. We promise that you’ll love it.
Now, let’s move on to the recipe.
- 100 ml of water
- 100 g of pea couscous
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 600 g of Potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of grated pecorino cheese (+ some more to sprinkle)
- 100 ml of Milk
- 1 pinch of salt
- Wash and boil the potatoes in salted water for about 30 minutes, then drain them, remove the peel as soon as possible and mash them using a fork.
In a non-stick pan, bring the water to the boiling point, add salt, extra virgin olive oil and when it boils, pour in the pea couscous, cover with a lid and leave to rehydrate for 3 – 4 minutes.
After the necessary time, take off the lid and mix using a fork.
- Now add the rehydrated pea couscous, milk, eggs, pecorino cheese, and a pinch of salt to the potatoes and mix all the ingredients until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
Once you are done, put the mixture in a baking dish or in small bowls and sprinkle with grated pecorino.
- Now cook in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 25/30 minutes until golden brown.
Your peas couscous flan with potatoes and pecorino cheese recipe is ready to serve.
Serve hot and enjoy your meal.
Why is peas couscous flan with potatoes and pecorino cheese good for you?
Properties of peas
Not as rich in starch than other legumes, peas are more digestible and can also be consumed by those who, suffering from colitis or meteorism, find it difficult to eat beans and chickpeas.
They have few fats and few calories; therefore, they are suitable for low-calorie and low-lipid diets. Fresh peas contain iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin PP.
Dried peas mainly contain iron, magnesium, and zinc and are more caloric than fresh ones; and thanks to their characteristics they are useful in case of constipation.
Peas contain phytoestrogens, substances similar to female estrogens, therefore they can be valid allies against the symptoms of menopause.
Peas are used in the kitchen, but also in the field of cosmetics, where they are used in the preparation of firming and toning skin masks.
Properties of pecorino cheese
Pecorino is a hard cheese; therefore, it is a food deriving from processed and concentrated animal milk; specifically, it is a more or less skimmed, seasoned, and salted product and all processes give it some important nutritional characteristics.
From the point of view of vitamins, pecorino cheese contains very high quantities of vitamin B2, vitamin A (retinol), and good concentrations of vitamin PP.
As far as minerals and salt are concerned, pecorino provides excellent fractions of calcium and phosphorus, even if the salt content (sodium chloride) makes it unsuitable for hypertensive diets.
Properties of potatoes
Compared to other tubers, potatoes are rich in vitamin C and effective in limiting the damage caused by free radicals, oxygen molecules harmful to organic tissues. Besides, the presence of potassium makes them an excellent aid against hypertension.
Bandages with potato slices are also useful in cases of light burns, and the starch can be used to moisturize dry skin.
Potatoes are an energetic and inflammatory food for the digestive system. They are rich in complex carbohydrates, therefore suitable for those suffering from diabetes. Complex carbohydrates must be broken down into simple sugars before being absorbed, which means that they enter the circulation gradually, contributing to greater stability of the blood sugar.
Furthermore, potatoes give a strong sense of satiety and therefore help to control hunger and lose weight.