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• 250g cottage cheese

• 2 x 400g cans lentils, drained, rinsed

• 3 eggs

• 3 spring onions, thinly sliced

• 1 carrot, peeled, grated

• 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
• ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

• 2 ½ cups Casalare Rice Crumbs

• ½ cup Casalare Not So Plain flour

• 1 cup rice bran oil

• Salt and pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan). 

  2. Add half the lentils and 1 egg to a food processor and blend until a smooth paste.  Combine in a large bowl with cottage cheese, remaining lentils, spring onions, carrot, chilli and walnuts.  Season generously then use clean hands to mix very well.

  3. Divide mixture into 30 portions (about 2 tbsp each).  Use wet hands to roll into balls. 

  4. Place flour into a large bowl.  In another bowl whisk together remaining 2 eggs with a splash of water and in a third bowl add Rice Crumbs.

  5. Toss each ball in flour (dusting off excess), then dip into egg to coat and finally toss in Rice Crumbs.

  6. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Fry balls in 3 batches, turning regularly, for about 4-5 mins or until lightly browned all over.  Transfer to a lined baking tray and cook in oven for a further 15 mins to cook through.  Serve immediately.


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