Half term cooking ideas

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Julia Zardetto | 0 comments

Julia’s meat balls

When half term approaches we all have to have millions of ideas to entertain the children, one of my favorite one is cooking, what a surprise!, but funny enough so is for my kids and some of their friends so during half term we always make sure we have a cooking date. 

Children do have lots of favorite dishes, but one of the most popular one is Meat balls. 

Hope you will enjoy making my recipe 

Ingredients:

500g mince beef

1 whole egg

Pinch of salt

100g grated parmesan cheese

50g  gluten free bread crumb (https://www.coori.co.uk/products/gluten-free-bread-crumbs-500g)

100g of gluten free bread

100ml of milk or alternative to milk

Place the ingredients in a large bowl apart from the bread that need soaking in milk until is nice and wet.

When the bread is ready Mix all of the ingredients with your hand until you obtain a nice smooth meat dough, here is when the children normally have lots of fun ! It is not messy, but they can make their own meat ball, normally all different sizes ant they would probably make them into funny shapes, but that is all part of the fun.

The good thing about meat balls is that you can cook them in different ways, they can be fried in vegetable oil until they are nice and brown, or can be cooked in the oven at 220 for about 30 minutes the first 15 minutes the meat balls need to be covered with foil and the last 15 minutes finish cooking uncovered. They can also be cooked in tomato sauce to recreate the “Lady and the Tramp” memorable pasta moment.

This recipe it has been in my family for 5 generations and even today it creates great family moments. This is probably one of the first things I learnt when I was a little girl and so goes for my own children.

Meat ball are very nutrient and if you are not a big fun of beef you can use any other type of mince, turkey, chicken, pork end even lamb for the vegetarian option you can substitute the meat with mince soya .

I hope you have fun with the children and please share your results with us on

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If you have been following our Coori blog then you will know that we regularly post about what we are up to over at Coori and our plans for the future. I would now like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my long career in the food industry!

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