posted by Sue Freeman 06-10-98 8:18 PM Molded Peas and Prosciutto 3 tablespoons butter unsalted 4 tablespoons flour l cup milk (whole milk) 2 eggs slightly beaten 1/2 cup grated roman or parmesean cheese 2 pkgs. baby frozen peas...blanched 3 oz. prosciutto, cut into small pieces. You can also use some smoked ham instead also... salt and pepper butter for the pan bread crumbs for the pan Make becimale sauce first. Place butter in sauce pan and melt and add flour and stir to make a roux. Adding milk in a stream and stirring constantly cook til very thick. Remove from heat and add beaten eggs (temper them first....add a little of the thickened sauce to egg and stir rapidly so it doesn't scramble...add more...stirring constantly...add more...etc. til all incorporated) Add grated cheese, ham, peas and salt and pepper. Heavily butter a mold or pan and cover the inside with bread crumbs. Put the pea mixture into the mold pan and place into a deep pan and fil second pan with boiling water half way up the mold. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean. Invert and turn out on a serving dish. Serve hot, warm or cold.
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