This year, Christmas was CRAZY!! We ran out of boxes for our macarons and couldn’t get anymore from our French supplier. We also got a very very very big order for the beginning of january (but we are not aloud to say anything yet – top secret) so we didn’t really have any time for anything else.
So as you can imagine, I have very little time to sit down, have a cup of tea and write something. This is why I’m not going to give you a full recipe but only a great idea.
I made a starter for christmas eve, as all the family was at home. It was a first and I’ll definitly make it again.
On the day before, I made a mushroom and courgette risotto, I cooked it a tiny bit more than I would normally do as I needed to be able to shape it afterwards.
I left it in the fridge overnight.
About 30 mins before serving…
make balls with the risotto, about the size of an egg.
Coat the balls first with flour, then with lightly beaten egg and then with breadcrumbs.
Deep fry them until golden brown. (To keep them warm, leave them in an oven).
You can present them with some rocket, lettuce and watercress.
Everybody really loved them, they looked a lot like scotch eggs so they have a bit of a surprise effect. For any occasion’s starter, it’s really great and not too filling.