These polpette are the best way for using bread leftovers. They really are super quick, easy and tasty. Crunchy on the outside and extremely moist in the inside. I recommend these doses for 2 people, but make extra in case you are planning on having a tasty appetizer with friends!
These polpette are a traditional recipe from the poor italian cuisine. I personally hate wasting food, and it’s something we really avoid in general. Hence, on the rare occasions we have bread leftovers, I love preparing these amazing polpette. The best way for avoid wasting is rethink leftovers, and you definitely can create some amazing things with whatever is left there in the fridge, trust me!
“Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!'”George Carlin
The Perfect Bread and Ricotta Polpette
- 1 Bowl
- 1 Air Fryier or Oven
- 1 Small Bowl for the avocado sauce
- 80-100 gr Bread preferably leftovers, hard bread 3-4 days old
- 150 gr Ricotta
- 50 gr Parmesan Cheese
- 2-3 Dried Tomatoes optional
- 1 tsp Salt and Pepper
- as required Corn Flour
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Cut the bread into chunks and mix it in a bowl with the ricotta and 2-3 tbsp of cold water. Let it moist for about one hour.
- Mix well with your hands until you get a smooth dough. It should still be wet but malleable. Add the parmesan, chopped dried tomatoes and season. Pour the cornflour in a deep dish or a bowl.
- Make the polpette, wet your hands slightly as it would be easier. Dust the polpette with the cornflour and put the in the airfrier tray or a baking tray.
- Spray them with some olive oil and bake in the airfried for 12 min at 200C or 20 min at 200 C in the oven, Enjoy with some fake guacamole (recipe here https://aliceinkitchen.com/the-best-vegan-savoury-pancakes-ever-spring-onions-and-greek-cheese/)
I do have a scientific mind, probably it’s the reason why I love to hide in the kitchen and start creating.
My cooking is healthy, fun and colorful… and really tasty!
What are you waiting for? Grab your apron and start creating with me!