MEAT BALLS AND FRIES EXPRESSO
As easy as boiling eggs
In case of unexpected guests coming for lunch, there is a dire need to fix something quick, yet appetizing and may be in large quantities too, like four to six persons.… For me, definitely I would do a one dish meal.
Yes, fast food…Hey presto! All main ingredients are from the freezer and seasonings from bottles. Next, all i need is just add some fresh veggies of my choice to enhance color and taste. Choose a vibrant one and put at the side of serving plate.
Forget about health benefits in this expresso dish—especially if you use ready frozen foods bought from the supermarket. These stuff are loaded with preservatives and coloring, whereby regular intake may cause cardiac problems etc. Don’t feel guilty, at least you have prepared a faster than fast food for your guests lunch!
But on the other hand, you can have fast food, yet they are not junk food, if you make your own meat balls and fries. They can be stored frozen in the fridge for a few months with no preservatives and coloring added.
The way the bottled fruit juices are served is also important
Frozen meat balls / seafood balls – do not defrost
Frozen potato fries- do not defrost
Veggies of your choice- raw or poached
Brown sauce- I use HP sauce
Pickles / Relish of your choice
Oil for frying
Simple cooking technique
Use a wok, add in cooking oil for deep fry. Make sure the oil is really hot before you put in the above.
First, do the French fries, then the meat balls. Once done, put onto kitchen paper tissues to discard the oil and set aside.
I prefer to use plain white serving plates… The food stands out better. Arrange the meat balls and fries on each plate. Pour all over some brown sauce and a little cranberry sauce at the side. Put some veggies at the side too.
-Serve some pickles on a main plate and it’s self service.
Drinks and desserts
-Serve with chilled fruit juices- from the bottles.
-Next, serve Häagen-Dazs ice cream, quick from the freezer.
Normally brown or dark orange in color, are made from a varying combination of tomatoes, molasses, dates, tamarind, spices, vinegar, and sometimes raisins or anchovies. The taste is either tart or sweet with a peppery taste similar to Worcestershire sauce. It is similar but not identical to steak sauce.
HP sauce Ingredients::
HP sauce is a condiment .
It has a malt vinegar base blended with fruit and spices. Tomatoes, Malt Vinegar (from Barley), Molasses, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Dates, Modified Cornflour, Rye Flour, Salt, Spices, Flavourings, Tamarind.
Put some pickles on a dish plate, for those who like extra appetizer. I like pickled baby gherkins and sauerkraut (cabbage). My pickled cucumber and radish recipe link here
Häagen-Dazs ice cream
I like their Belgian Chocolate-
made from soft Belgian chocolate flakes mixed with rich chocolate ice cream- the deepest, darkest and most delicious.
With 0 artificial ingredients and it’s simply an unadulterated ice cream bliss.