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Veggie ‘forcemeat’ balls

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4-6 (makes about 14)

Make a veggie version of forcemeat balls using vegetarian suet and breadcrumbs, similar to stuffing balls. They make a perfect festive side dish or party snack

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (6)
NutrientUnit
kcal417
fat29g
saturates14g
carbs30g
sugars2g
fibre3g
protein8g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 240g vegetable suet
  • 240g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • large bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 medium eggs
  • vegetable oil, for the tray

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix the suet, breadcrumbs, parsley and two eggs together in a large bowl. If too dry, add the third egg – when squeezed, the mixture should clump together. Roll into golf-ball-sized balls (you should get about 14) and arrange in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking tray. Will keep covered and chilled for up to 24 hrs or frozen for three months.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown, then serve warm alongside Christmas dinner or as a starter with cranberry sauce.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2021

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