This weekend I was fortunate to find I had a lot of free time on my hands. I thought what better way to use it other than to lock myself in the kitchen, role up my sleeves and get stuck into some good ol’ fashioned gluten free cooking.
On the menu I had Veggie Balls with Peppers!
10 Baby Potatoes.
3 Mixed Peppers.
Gluten Free Bread Crumbs.
1 Clove of Garlic.
Gluten Free French Stick.
Slice off the top of the peppers and remove the seeds from the inside, cut them into halves and place onto a baking tray. Put them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees and allow them to cook for 30 minutes.
Whilst the peppers are cooking it’s time to prepare the veggie balls. First peel the potatoes and cook them in boiling water until they are soft enough to mash. Take your courgette and use a grater to turn it into small fine pieces.
Once the potatoes are mashed put both them and the courgette into a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and also 1 egg white (raw) so you can bind them.
Take a small hand full of the mixture and start to mould it into a small sized ball (you should be able to make 9 balls out of the mix).
When coating them, use one bowl of bread crumbs and one bowl for a beaten egg. Dip each ball into the egg and then dip them into the breadcrumbs until completely covered.
Put some baking paper onto a tray, rub some olive oil into it and then gently place the veggie balls onto it.
Place the veggie balls into the oven and cook for 25 minutes (turn them half way through cooking) at 190 degrees.
By know the peppers should be done (the skins should be brown and the pepper nice and soft), take them out of the oven and place on the side to cool for 5 minutes.
Remove the skin from the peppers and then thinly slice them. Put some olive oil into a frying pan (medium heat), add the clove of garlic (chop into two pieces) and cook for 3 minutes. Add the peppers to the pan and reduce to low heat. Then take one table spoon of the bread crumbs and mix them into the peppers. *Note: Remove the garlic before serving.
As soon as the veggie balls and and peppers are cooked, slice some gluten free bread (drizzle some olive oil over it) and serve up the food!
Find someone you love (or at least love their company) get seated and now do the best part, eat!
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did and please keep posted for more gluten free grub!
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Thanks for reading,