19 Aug

Lentil Balls With Olives

Texts, recipes, Pictures copyright Ilva Beretta From http://www.lucullian.blogspot.com/

Palline Di Lenticchie Con Olive or Lentil Balls With Olives

My quest for the ultimate legume dish goes on, this time I have made fried lentils balls with olives and smoked Spanish paprika and I must say that I liked them. I made 15 and I ate them all without offering anyone else the smallest bit. What a dreadful personality I have sometimes. But I can live with that.

30 balls

  • 2 dl dried lentils
  • 2 small egg yolks
  • 25-30 small olives, good ones
  • 4 tblsp bread crumbs, plus some more to roll the lentil balls in before frying them.
  • 4 tblsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  1. Boil the lentils and strain them well.
  2. Mash them with a fork in a bowl and then you add egg yolks, the chopped olives, bread crumbs, grated parmesan, salt and the smoked paprika.
  3. Mix it well and make little balls of the size of a walnut that you roll in bread crumbs.
  4. Fry the lentil balls in abundant olive oil and let them drip off some of the oil on kitchen paper towel before serving.

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