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Friday, 31 August 2012

Home made meatballs

I made meatballs for dinner yesterday.  I use Nigella's recipe from Nigella Bites for these but replaced the beef/pork with turkey.

I also find that adding garlic to the meatballs is overpowering so I just leave it out.


500g minced turkey
3 tablespons of semolina
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan
1 egg
pinch of salt
good grind of black pepper


  • Bung all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
  • Form the meatballs by rolling small amounts of the mix in your hands (approx 1 teaspoon but don't measure)
  • Place the meatballs on a plate or baking tray lined with cling film and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • I cook these by adding them to the tomato sauce which is cooking on the hob - partially cover with a lid and leave to simmer for at least 20 minutes - don't stir as this will make the meatballs break up
  • After 20 minutes I check if the meatballs are cooked by cutting one open
  • Eat
  • Enjoy
I use my homemade tomato sauce to cook these

I found that making this quantity gave me 97 meatballs so I cooked 33 (11 each!) for dinner last night and froze the rest in two separate batches so I have some ready for next time.

I served them with rice and very nice they were too!

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