We had a good friend over for dinner last week, and I had made these the night before for dinner. We ended up not eating them, so I used them the next night. I don't usually make recipes I haven't at least tried once for people who come over for dinner, but since it was a vegetarian meal, and she's vegetarian, I thought I would just go for it. Other than the 'meat' balls falling apart because I tried to toss them with the spaghetti sauce, they were really good. I even surprised myself on this one!
We also had fried eggplant (from our CSA!) with this meal and Chris said, "This is the first eggplant I have ever eaten that I didn't think was gross." .... I'll take that as a complement!
Zucchini 'Meat' Balls-- okay, for these, I'll be honest. I'm not sure exactly what I did. I will try and tell you and then also tell you what I would have done to make them better.
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 1/4 cup millet flour (masa harina or even corn meal would have the same affect)
1 1/4 cup water
(1 egg) I would have added, if I had any that day!
1/2 tsp salt
some garlic, or garlic powder
-- mix everything together except the zucchini. fold in the zucchini. grease 24 mini muffin pans. (this could also work on a greased cookie sheet, they just might spread out a bit). spoon a small cookie scoop amount of dough (2 tsp? 1 TBS?) into each cup. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes, or until they start to brown around the edges. Serve as you would meat balls.
--DO NOT mix these in with the sauce. I did that, and they kind of fell apart. I made them with spaghetti, but I think they would work in the place of sweedish meat balls too! Just ladle the sauce on at the table, so they don't fall apart.