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« on: August 07, 2014 09:46:46 AM »

My sister is on a restricted diet in which she can't eat nightshade relatives (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), cheese, wheat products or certain tree nuts. She can eat some non-cheese dairy, and cashews. I've been trying to come up with some recipes I can make for her; here's one using Axis deer meat from our neighbors.

For the meatballs

2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1/2 onion, diced fine
1 pound ground meat
1/4 cup ground cashews (or other nuts)
1 large egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
black pepper
      
For the gravy
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup ground cashews (or other nuts)
1 T tapioca starch or other starch and a little cold water
3 cups broth
1/2 cup sour cream or to taste
black pepper

In a bowl, combine ground meat, onion, ground cashews, egg yolk, allspice, nutmeg and pepper. Using  clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into small meatballs.
Heat olive oil or butter in a large skillet. Add meatballs and cook until all sides are browned. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in ground cashews until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth, deglazing pan. Mix starch in a little cold water and add to the pan. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with pepper to taste. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.

Little Visitor Anana has been helping me in the kitchen a lot during his stay with us.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014 12:52:07 PM »

Dang woman! Is there anything you can't do? These look so yummy!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014 10:05:49 PM »

No...I believe there is nothing she can't do...I'm convinced Ludi is kind of like Bear(ly Standing Humans) Grylls Grin...with a crafty over lay.  I think there should be a challenge called Can Ludi NOT do this...of course she would win Grin

and great...now I'm all drooly for meat balls Grin..and my diet is not even THAT restrictive...but tell your sister I can relate...
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014 01:17:14 PM »

This looks very yummy!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014 06:10:35 AM »

Aw, thanks!  I'd prefer to be Les Stroud rather than Bear Grylls though!   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014 09:35:00 AM »

heheh I imagine...but the named worked better as a running gag Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014 04:44:45 PM »

 Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014 09:31:31 PM »

These look delicious! I may or may not have had Ikea meatballs last night and still want some more lol!
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014 11:35:05 AM »

These look great!
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2014 01:23:48 PM »

I got meat balls the other day from the store for lunch just because I have been thinking about them since your post Grin
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