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Leftover Makeover – Risotto Balls

Sheesh! Balls!

Right. Mind back in the right…. Leftovers.

We’ve been lucky the boys are ok with leftovers, but I feel bad making them eat things for lunch they may have had for dinner the night before. Not to mention, I get bored of eating the same things as well.

One of the MANY dishes that Jacob is amazing at, is his risotto. Amazing. Did I mention amazing? He’s got the technique. And the free for all of the garden and the fridge. Maybe…. MAYBE… Someday, he’ll write his own risotto post/recipe. Maybe.

Anywho, to get the boys to finish off this super tasty dish…

  • First, whisk an egg (or two depending on how many you want to make) in a bowl.
  • In a shallow dish, pour some panko breadcrumbs and a little salt and pepper. You can use some dried herbs as well, depending on the taste of you risotto. Chives, parsley, tarragon maybe..
  • Take the cold leftovers, make them into balls using a tablespoon. They need to be pressed and squashed quite firmly so they don’t fall apart.
  • Dip in the egg, then coat in the crumb mixture.
  • Heat up the oil in a small fry pan, and cook these up a few minutes on each side until they brown up nicely and heat through.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve when they’ve cooled enough to eat without burning your mouth.

Hope you enjoy this as much as the boys and I did!
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