Monday, October 12, 2015

Mr. Ottolenghi's Meatballs.

You may know them as fava or broad beans. In South Africa we call them boerbone. Which may make you think that they are a commonplace thing, but sadly they're not. If you're lucky enough to get them at a farmer's market, so be it. But I can't take the chance that a year goes by without making Yotam Ottolenghi's Meatballs.

So, every autumn, I plant the beans and watch them grow the whole winter long. Some of the sweet smelling blossoms are lost to the goggas. There is much staking and tying up against storms. But eventually there are enough velvety pods for a harvest.

I've always made a good meatball, but this recipe has taught me many things. The braise, the vast amount of fresh herbs, the lemon...



Marie said...

These are my favourite meatballs.

Baie mooi.

dinahmow said...

Might become my fave fava, too.(I usually have them steamed and tossed in a bacon-risotto)

Rosie said...

Don made these once, in a broth and all soupy, and they CHANGED MY LIFE. X