A lot of people have asked me about whether KETO is easy to follow. My answer is YES, but I guess when you have a family to cater for, having a special diet can become difficult when trying to please everyone.
In the name of CHILD-FRIENDLY, I wanted to share this amazing creation of mine. It is a simple enough recipe that is super healthy and incredibly tasty. I’d go as far as to say it is SENSATIONAL! ?
You can of course add and change if you like, but honestly, this one is a winner. Just add a few sides and it is an amazing dinner. Or reduce the size of the koftas and it is an amazing canape!
You will need:
- A large frypan (I use electric)
- Large bowl
- Wooden Skewers
- 500g Chicken Mince
- 500g Turkey Mince
- ½ cup Chia Seeds
- 2 Tbspn Honey (or leave out if you are a diehard Ketotarian)
- 1 ½ cups Almond Meal
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbspn Soy Sauce (optional)
- 1 Onion finely diced
- Fresh Garlic Chives or Parsley chopped (optional)
- Salt and Pepper
- Duck Fat, Lard, Ghee Butter, Olive Oil or Butter for frying.
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix by hand.
It’s going to get messy guys so enjoy the moment and pretend you are 5 years old and making playdough. LOL
Shape the mince mixture onto your wooden skewers. You can use large or small skewers depending on the occasion or your preference. I use larger size ones.
Place duck fat, lard, ghee butter, olive oil or butter (or a mixture of these) in a large frypan. I use a large electric frypan. I cook them on a low heat and turn to brown all sides. They tend to be rectangular after I cook them. Don’t fry the shit out of them or they will dry and lose the goodness.
This recipe usually makes 10 to 12 large-sized koftas. I freeze half of them, so I make sure I only cook them slowly. If you are going to freeze some, you don’t need to cook them all the way through. When you pull them out to heat in the oven once frozen, they will cook the rest of the way through and not dry out. Works a treat!
Chia seeds have amazing health benefits and are worth the spend to add to this recipe. They are high in fibre, protein, anti-oxidants and omega 3’s. I add them to most of my mince-based recipes, just make sure you cook it slowly to not ruin all that goodness.
Remember that the turkey mince really gives this recipe a bundle of flavour, so don’t be tempted to add too much extra to this recipe. It is sweet enough ?
A great side for this is bok choy tossed in butter. But you can add whatever vegetable or salad sides you like. It goes with anything.
Enjoy this one, it is one of my favourites.