Monday, May 18, 2009
Pumpkin Seed Meatballs
Our son was dedicated at church this week, and we had the wonderful experience of going to our good friends home to celebrate afterwards with a fantastic shared lunch. I made these little meat balls that were quite fantastic! I didn't write the recipe down, so the below is a guess! I'll write it down next time I make.
1 1/2 cup of oatmeal, cooked with 2 cups water until thick and sticky.
1 1/2 Tbsp. Maggi's sauce (fermented wheat based sauce, similar to soy sauce)
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. salt
1 3/4 cup finely ground pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup finely ground sunflower seed
2 cups quick oats
1 cup crispy rice cereal
additional oatmeal or crispy cereal to make a firm textured, sticky ball
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until the texture is similar to a looser type cookie dough. It should be very moist and sticky. Spray hands with cooking spray and roll into walnut sized balls. Fry in oil until crispy on all sides, then bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with a tomato sauce if desired.
These were good plain, smothered with tomato sauce or would be fantastic with spaghetti or on a meatball hoagie sandwich. I think these went over pretty well! I went with about 45 balls, and came home with 5 :-)