If you ever read a tale of Astrid Lindren, you will know what “Köttbullar” are. You don’t know? These are small Swedish meatballs, and each time I read from “Emil of Lönneberga” to my daughter, I get such a appetite for these meatballs. But as the whole family are vegetarians, I looked for a recipe without meat, and I found one.
Here is my favorite recipe for tofu balls, we like to have tzatziki, baguette and a big bowl of mixed salad with it. They are also perfect for a picnic, or next day for school.
For about 45 balls you need:
28,2 oz tofu
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1 1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 tablespoon soy sauce
a bit pepper
about 16 tablespoon oat flakes
* Cut the tofu into small cubes, and chop up the garlic cloves. Put all together in a bowl, take the immersion blender and make it paste-like.
* Mix it with all the remaining ingredients to a soft but mouldable mixture.
* With wet hands make small balls, big as walnuts. Take a baking tin with a baking paper and place them on it. Brush a little bit olive oil on each ball.
* Bake at about 392° F for 30 minutes.