Anyone who knows me knows also that I am a little bit obsessed with mince meat – so malleable and easy to flavour, and it goes with everything! It’s like the little black dress of the food world. So I thought I had exhausted the 101 different ways to cook it up, but a recent brainwave has me thinking that I have just uncovered 101 more ways to cook mince. It isn’t easy to give meatballs a really strong flavour, unless you are adding chilli. Not for the kids. Sometimes you try to add a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but they always end up just tasting like meatballs, delicious, but the same none the less. So with this in mind I had the brilliant notion of adding a whole bunch of pesto to really add a strong flavour. And it worked. I was kinda hoping that they might be a little bit green in colour but alas no, they just look like regular meatballs, but for once they don’t taste like that. Pesto Meatballs is a winner.
Pictured here with a lovely bit of rocket, and my famous (at home famous) homemade potato chips, fries, whatever you call them I make ’em. The chips are so so so easy, just get your potato and slice longways along the longest length of the vegetable, then lie on it’s side and do it again (turn them around for a third chop and you have potato cubes). Throw them in a baking dish with a healthy drizzle of low cholesterol oil and oven for 20-30 minutes.
Emma Eastman 2015