If you ask around what we mean by ‘pulpetti’ the answer would probably be ‘meatballs’. In other cuisines, meatballs are round, and usually mouth-size. So I share today my healthy quick recipe of baked patties, made with minced chicken and cottage cheese. The health drive has really kicked in now and it needs to be a way of life rather than an interlude of a few weeks.
I am tending to use cottage cheese more than ricotta or feta these days. At around 1 calorie per gram or less for a low fat version, you cannot get much better than this.
You will need: 700g minced chicken meat 2 eggs 1 grated carrot 1/3 cup oats [I use stoneground/fine] 2 tablespoons fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley 1 cup cottage cheese grated zest of 1/4 lemon salt and pepper
In a large bowl, mix everything together and place in the fridge for an hour.
Prepare a baking dish by covering it with baking paper and spray it with Fry Light
Use your hands to shape patties and place them on the baking tray. Brush the top very lightly with some olive oil.
Preheat the oven to 220c. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake the patties for 35 minutes.
Take them out and turn them over to brown the other side. Brush very lightly with olive oil and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
Allow to rest before serving. These are also delicious to take to work or eaten cold the next day.