Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs Recipe

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs Recipe

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs1

Ingredients:

For the meatballs:
500g organic chicken mince
¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 spring onion, finely chopped
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs (use gluten free bread for gluten friendly option)
¼ cup pine nuts
grated rind of 1 lemon
1½ teaspoons sea salt flakes

For the sauce :
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bay leaf
700g passata
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
freshly ground black pepper
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
½ grated parmesan cheese

truffle oil, to serve
grated parmesan cheese, to serve
cooked spaghetti, to serve

 

How to:
Pre-heat oven to 200C. Combine ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix gently until just combined. Shape the mixture into 18 golf ball sized rounds and place on a baking paper lined plate.

Heat oil in a medium sized paella or sauté pan. Add bay leaf and fry for a few seconds on medium heat. Gently place the meatballs one by one in the hot pan. Cook them, turning them gently with a small flat spatula or butter knife for a few minutes until they are just cooked on the outside and starting to turn golden.

Add the passata, cinnamon, paprika, chilli flakes, oregano, salt, pepper and thyme. Add the Worcestershire sauce and mix gently until thoroughly combined. Cook for a minute or two. Remove from heat.

Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.

Serve hot with a drizzling of truffle oil, extra parmesan and al dente spaghetti.

Author: Ksena

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