Potato and Cheese Christmas Trees
1kg Maris Piper Potatoes
180g Specially Selected Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 large Red Onion
2 medium Eggs, beaten
1 tsp Stonemill Paprika
2 tsp Stonemill Dried Parsley
2 cloves Garlic
50g Plain Flour
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
8 Solesta Green Pitted Olives
1 x 12 hole muffin tray
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Peel and grate the potatoes.
Halve, peel and finely chop the red onion.
Peel and mince the garlic.
In a large bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, grated potato, paprika, onion, flour, grated cheese, garlic and parsley – season with salt and black pepper and mix well.
Grease 8 of the bun holes with some olive oil.
Divide the mixture into 8.
Put into the greased holes and, with your fingers, pull up to make a tall tree-cone shape.
Bake in the oven for 30/35 minutes until golden brown.
Serve each tree topped with a green olive.