- 250g minced lean beef or pork
- 50g flour
- one egg
- half a large onion or one shallot
- few cloves of garlic
- any other fresh savoury herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage
- salt & pepper
- sunflower oil
Chop the onion, garlic and herbs.
Put these in a bowl with the mince and the flour, and the egg.
Put the oil in a frying pan, and put on medium heat.
Mix meat etc well (use hands). Shape mixture into small balls, about the size of the palm of your hand, and pat flat-ish before putting in the frying pan.
Turn over after a couple of minutes. Reduce heat, cover up and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes.
Serve with mashed potato (use butter and milk in the mash).
Alternatively, these can be boiled: mix all the ingredients in a bowl as before, but put a large saucepan of water on the boil.
Add rice to the mix (as much as will fit in the palm of your hand) and mix it in.
Then shape smaller round balls and once the water is boiling, drop them in gently.
Skim the fat off the surface for a minute or so.
Then cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, or less if you have quick-cook rice.
These are nice in a clear soup with veg and noodles or just served with a garnish of steamed carrot/runner beans/asparagus.