Sunday, May 16, 2010

Boulettes de courgettes

Or, as I like to call them: zucchini balls. These are made with grated zucchini, minced chili peppers, onion, and ginger, and chick pea flour. Then they're deep fried until golden brown. It's a great vegetarian dish and they're surprisingly delicious.

The balls are formed and ready for frying.

You can eat them with any sauce. Ranch dressing would be good. Ken made a spicy dip with fromage frais de chèvre (fresh goat cheese) for this batch. We ate them alongside some spicy chili and guacamole. A terrific combination.

This batch made thirty boulettes. Yum!

I don't remember where the recipe came from, but I found it a few years back when we had a surplus of zucchini from the garden. Since then, I grate our extra squash in the food processor and freeze it in zip-top bags. Then, when the mood strikes, I can thaw it out and make a batch of balls.

11 comments:

  1. OMG-- Between you and Ken-- I think I'm gaining weight from your pictures!! hahaha!! I think a summer picnic chez vous is in order... hehe!

    If we come straight over-- I'll bring the desserts!!!

    We'll have to plan for June sometime.. Are you both around this summer?
    Have a great Sunday!
    Leese

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  2. I am seriously falling in love with you. Well, your cooking at least! Have you made any cooking videos? Have you thought about it?

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  3. You know full well that I'd be all over those balls.

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  4. My Korean friend makes a flat version of your zuke balls- they are delicious.

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  5. An interesting combination.

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  6. Those sound so good. Falafel with zucchini, yes?

    Can you share the recipe?

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  7. leesa, we're around doing painting and finish work on the attic.

    cubby, no cooking videos yet. Do you remember a show called "Cookin' Cheap?"

    alewis, veggie balls. Yes, I thought of you.

    evelyn, sounds good!

    emm, I never thought of it that way, but much more zucchini than flour.

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  8. I'm a lurker - Walt doesn't know me from Adam, but I had to find this recipe. It took a bit of searching, but here you go:
    http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/zucchini-ldquomeatballsrdquo

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  9. danmar7, thanks! I completely spaced on posting the recipe...

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  10. They look very, very good! Yum.

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  11. writer, and they are (were)!

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