Today I had to figure out how to use most or all of five pounds of chicken breast. Luckily for me, I figured out how to use the grinder attachment to my Kitchen Aid thingie. I trimmed five of seven large chicken breasts and ground them up using the larger of the two grinding circles. I added two eggs, some garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and 1 1/4 cups of plain panko bread crumbs (because they’re lactose free)and blended until it was just mixed. After heating up a large, deep frying pan I added some oil and formed large meatballs. They were large enough to fit inside both of my hands when they’re cupped together. After forming each chicken meatball, I just placed them in the pan and let each side brown and crisp. When they got to the point where they wouldn’t stand up on the un-crisped sides, I just put the lid on and turned the heat down so that they could cook all the way through.
This vegetarian taste-tested them and they were delicious, and I admit that I had to eat an entire meatball with my potatoes and green beans. That’s the first time I’ve actually wanted meat since going veggie in August. I can already feel my stomach asking WTF I was thinking, so I’m making some green tea. Oh well, it was worth it. Let’s see if I’m saying the same thing tomorrow re. pain issues. I’ve already been feeling puffy and swollen, with squishy-feeling joints.
They were a huge hit with the girls. In fact, Gracie, the pickiest picky eater ever, ate three of these gigantic meatballs, and doused them with Frank’s Red Hot. She wouldn’t eat anything else. The girl loves meatballs cooked in a pan, but won’t eat them poached in marinara sauce. I don’t even care that she wouldn’t eat the potatoes or green beans. I’ll make her pumpkin muffins later and she’ll get some good vitamins from those. She also enjoys V-8, and The Mister gets low salt, so she can have some of that too. But she’s FULL and that’s a good thing.
I would share pictures, but the meatballs were etted up before I could take any.