Banana peels Swedish meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Cuisine: Norwegian

Banana peels Swedish meatballs

Ingredients

  • The peels of 6 medium greenish bananas - if your bananas are riper, you peel them, then scrape out the peels' inner white part and discard it (or save it for your smoothies!)
  • 3 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1 small onion that's been minced and sweat in a skillet for 5 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion flakes (or powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry oregano
  • 1/3 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • 1/3 teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of miso paste
  • Oil for frying
  • For the gravy:
  • 40g of butter
  • 40g of all-purpose flour
  • 800 ml of veggie broth with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Salt if needed
  • Mashed potatoes, green beans and lingonberry sauce for serving, or any other vegetables or noodles of your preference​! 😉

Instructions

  1. Wash the banana peels thoroughly in running water, roughly chop them, then add to your food processor, pulse it 8 or 9 times, scraping the sides when needed.
  2. Add the processed peels to a bowl, then add all the meatless balls ingredients. Mix it to combine, make small balls, place them into a tray, cover with a cling film and put them in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  3. Remove from the fridge, fry them in hot oil in medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes each side or bake them in the oven at 350℉ for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  4. Remove the meatless balls from the skillet or oven, place them on a cooling rack or paper towel, reserve.
  5. Making the Gravy:
  6. Add the butter to a pot and allow it to melt on medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk to combine. Keep whisking for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is golden. Add the veggie broth with the soy sauce little by little, whisking every time you pour the liquid. Taste to check if it needs extra salt.
  7. Serve the Swedish meatless balls with a side of greens and mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and enjoy!
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