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Balls Balls Balls

Posted in I Like Salt Too, Playing With Yeast by brandi on February 11, 2009

Another night, another 90210. But last night, in celebration of a few males joining the dinner/bad TV fest we decided to serve them a meal of balls. Balls of all shapes and sizes. I just bought a cookbook for Israeli food (yes, they DO have a national food, even if it was all stolen) and I was itching to try some circular things out.

It was an ambitious meal consisting of: lamb meatballs baked in a tahini sauce, homemade falafel, fried fish falafels, fresh baked whole wheat pita pockets, hummus, salad & fried cauliflower with a lemon tahini dressing. As you can see, that’s a lot of balls.

I was cooking at my friends’ house, and things starting going awry almost immediately. I dropped the fish balls (which actually worked out well because Misha, it turns out, is very allergic to seafood).  About an hour before we planned to eat, I realized that they don’t own a food precessor, which made homemade hummus and falafel a bit…challenging. Thank you Truly Mediterranean for saving us on THAT one.

But the pitas were yum. And the fried cauliflower, perfect. Alas, that house is also where good food photography goes to die, so I am limited in documentation of our feast of the balls. But here are some pita photos!


I haven’t worked much with whole wheat yet, and this was my first time trying this recipe, so i was fairly happy with the results. They were tasty for sure.


But some of them didn’t expand to create a pocket (what’s up with that?), which meant we had to create our own pockets for stuffing. As always, I don’t think anyone cared besides me.


So we ate. And ate. And Misha REALLY ate. And then we feasted on donut balls (yes, I know how to drive a concept into the ground). And then all the guys CONVENIENTLY snuck away before 90210.


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  1. Shah said, on February 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Brandi made amazing balls – some of the best I’ve tasted in a long time. And the fresh baked pita was SO fluffy. And the lamb balls – whoa! Really good.

    It’s also good for Misha that the fish didnt work out, but I’ve found that leading him to his death through inadvertant seafood consumption has only made us better friends (“remember that time i accidentally poisoned you?”)

  2. Kasey said, on February 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

    YUM! Can you share the recipe for falafel?? I love Israeli food. 🙂

  3. pants said, on February 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I must agree, our home is where kitchen photography comes to die. Luckily it’s where delicious food comes to be created…with a little help from our friend Brandi that is!

  4. Misha said, on February 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    It’s true.

    I ate a ton of balls and slept like a baby on my flight. Thanks for a delicious meal Brandi!

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