Long time no eat- spaghetti and meatballs that is. Well problem is, I don’t eat meat as you may already know. However, I didn’t let that stop me. I share my no-meat plantain balls recipe with you. Enjoy!!
Very Ripe Plantains
Gluten free flour
Small amount of baking powder
Seasoning (spices of choice)
Gluten free spaghetti
Cheese (for non vegans)
Tomato Sauce (Homemade recipe soon)
Mash the very ripe plantains with clean hands until you have only a few lumps left. Add in spices and the baking powder. Add the gluten free flour kneading, as you pour in a little flour at a time. Form a dough that is firm yet not stiff. Form small balls with the dough and set aside.
Cook your spaghetti according to package instructions.
Next, heat your tomato sauce or make if your are making from scratch. Lightly fry the plantain balls on each side for about one minute until the balls are brown in color. Place the lightly fried balls in the sauce pan with the tomato sauce. Set the heat on low and cook the plantain balls in the tomato sauce for about 20 -30 minutes. You may add water to your tomato sauce as needed. You want to cook the plantain balls well.
Your plantain balls will resemble dumplings. 😋. They are hearty and delicious. If you are not vegan you can top with Parmesan or other cheese of choice. Meat, what meat? #vegetarian. Hope you try this out. If you do let me know how it goes.