Monday, March 28, 2011

Chicken & Apple Balls


Yay, another reader's recipe. We have Gemma to thank for this one. These are a real hit with Gemma's daughter Zara. These are great and so quick to make (15 mins). Freya loved them which actually surprised me as she's not the biggest fan of chicken. I'm starting to learn that she likes her food in bite sized pieces and having a pot of sauce always helps! 

Please keep sending in some recipes, I am in dire need for some more ideas.

MAKES
Around 24 balls depending on sizes.

INGREDIENTS
500gm chicken mince - organic or free range preferable
1 cup approx breadcrumbs
1 large apple - grated
Handful finely chopped parsley + basil or a decent shake of dried Italian style herbs
Olive oil
Flour for dusting

METHOD 

1. Mix the chicken mince, grated apple, herbs, breadcrumbs and a splash of olive oil together till well combined. If mixture is too sticky add some more breadcrumbs. 
2. Get about a dessertspoon size amount of the mixture and shape into round balls and dust in flour. 
3. Pan fry the balls in a little olive oil till golden and cooked through.

Easy for little fingers to pick up and eat with their favourite steamed veges, pasta, rice or mash spud and the obligatory splash of tomato sauce. Good eaten cold too. Makes about 24 balls depending on size and keeps in the fridge for a few days.

1 comment:

  1. How do you ever get around to freezing any of these and not eating them all as soon as they come out of the pan? Harley is demolishing them with sweet chilli sauce! Yum! D x

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