Emma Peacock

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FODMAP-friendly Meatballs

I follow a low polyol and oligo diet to manage my IBS, so I amended this recipe to help that a little. It didn't go down perfectly, but a little tweaking and I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more. To suit my diet, I needed to remove all onion, garlic and bread and then introduce different ingredients to give it some more flavour, but following the same method.

Meatballs

  • 1kg mince
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs (or gluten free bread chopped into super small cubes)
  • 2eggs
  • "Healthy dollop" of ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Sauce

  • "Healthy" 1/2 cup of light, classic, olive oil
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 1 tbs. tomato paste
  • 2­ branches of fresh oregano
  • 1tsp of chili flakes
  • 3 ladles­full canned whole peeled tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • Large pinch dried chopped chives
  • Large binch dried chopped sweet basil

I think next time I'll want to add more of the herbs to the sauce, and a different cheese in the meatballs. The ricotta seemed a bit much for me, but I'd love to try the cheese cubes idea from the video.

I tried out the egg cracking on a flat surface trick while making this, and I never thought it would work so well.

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