Originally Posted by miniman
My year 8 students were cooking meatballs the other day and my vegetarian student bought in quorn mince to make his balls. However it was very difficult to make them stick together. I used lots of egg and we were able to make them into balls But they did not survive cooking.
Could anyone give me advice how to make good vegetarian meatballs?
2 cups broccoli, cooked until soft
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup plain fine bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
flat-leaf parsley sprigs, finely chopped
1 tsp. rosemary and 1 tsp. sage
1 cup Olive oil
3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp. yogurt
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. oregano and 1/2 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
Mash broccoli, add flour, bread crumbs, eggs, cheeses, walnuts, parsley and herbs. Mix until a dough with a sticky consistency is formed. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer. Form mixture into balls and add in batches, to hot oil. Fry until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor/blender until pureed.