A few months ago, in order to get my noodle (i.e., brain) working after the carnage of chemotherapy, I decided to take French lessons. I took French in high school for two years and loved it. I think that secretly I am a francophile. Actually, I just out’d myself, so I’ll say it proudly: I love any and all things French!
In addition to spirited cours de français, my wonderful professeur de français gave me a recèpe for boulettes de lentilles (meatless méat balls). They are SO GOOD…and healthy (Silver Lining…Doublure Argentée!)
Because I am trying to watch my weight, I really enjoy them on a bed of arugula with a little reduced balsamic drizzled on top. They would be outrageously delish on a bed of pasta with “The Sauce“! I hope that you enjoy them either way.
- 3 cups of cooked lentils (I like the precooked ones from Trader Joe’s)
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 grated carrot
- 1 1/2 cups of oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats)
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (I love Lucini olive oil)
- parsley (fresh)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make balls or patties.
- Either sautee the balls (or patties) in olive oil or bake them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- You can serve them with a green salad (that is how I ate them) or with rice and tomato sauce.
J’espère que vous les apprécierez autant que moi! In other words, I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!