from "Farm Fresh and Fast" cookbook.
2 slices bread, toasted and diced into 1/4-inch cubes (Great way to use up stale bread!)
Milk to cover the bread (about 1/4 cup give or take)
1 lb ground chicken or beef
1/3 cup grated zucchini
1/3 cup grated carrot
3 Tbsp grated parmesan, asiago, or romano cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped spinach
1 Tbsp minced fresh basil (or a half Tbsp dried)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
Place the bread in a large bowl and cover with milk. Add the meat and the rest of the ingredients (except the oil). Mix until thoroughly combined. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs (about 1 rounded tablespoon per meatball).
Heat the oil in a large heave skillet over medium heat. Saute the meatballs until brown and cooked through, turning often, for 12-15 minutes.
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (and me!) will be selling the "Farm Fresh and Fast" cook book at various Farmer's Markets throughout the season, starting May 3rd in Urbana. Check the ISA calendar to see where we'll be next, and come see me!