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    Swedish Style Balls – Sally J. Hall, author Plant Based Baby

    15-20 Minutes

    super easy

    Great toddler snacks, these little balls of protein are great hot or cold, with mashed potatoes, with our tomato sauce or in a lunch box. You can even use leftover ones squished into a bun to make an instant burger with tomato relish. This recipe makes a big batch, so you can use some today and some tomorrow.

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    Ingredients

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    1 tin/400g cooked lentils
    2 tbsp plain flour
    1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs
    1/2 tsp cumin
    small bowl breadcrumbs
    Olive oil for frying

    Directions

    1.

    Mash

    Put the lentils into a large bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash about three quarters of them, leaving the rest whole.
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    2.

    Mix and shape

    Add the other dry ingredients and mix well. With wet hands, form the mixture into little balls and then roll them in the breadcrumbs.
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    3.

    Fry or bake

    Fry in shallow oil until the outside is crisp and the inside cooked; alternatively, roll in a little oil and cook in the oven.
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    Notes

    Tip: Try panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch
    Suitable for Stage Three and Baby-Led Weaning
    The views and advice given in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Weaning World or any other organisations represented on this platform

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