Wednesday, December 2, 2009
By: Lorena Uriarte
A great family dish for all to share, they will be surprised when you tell them they are meat free!
Serves: 16 meatballs
Preparation: 15 minutes + 30 minutes refrigeration
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Set oven to 190C
½ c cheddar cheese, grated
¼ c parmesan cheese, grated
4 eggs, lightly beaten
½ c walnuts, finely chopped in a food processor
1 c breadcrumbs, large crumb
2 cups cooked lentils (or a tin if you are rushed), well drained
200 gm mushrooms, finely chopped
1 tablespoon mixed herbs
1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Using your (clean) hands, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Form into 16 balls and place on a paper lined baking tray.
4. Spray with canola oil.
5. Bake at 190C for 20 minutes, turning occasionally for an even colour.
At this stage you can add the “meatballs” to your tomato sauce or use it in other recipes.
Add tomato paste, chilli or chopped fresh herbs to the mix for a different flavour.
The same mix can be formed into patties for burgers. oil the grill plate well so they don't stick.