Hey guys! A few circumstances prevented us getting out to a new pub this week (including but not limited to someone ripping out one of my teeth with pliers. He was a dentist, but still), so apologies but no new pub this week. In the meantime, check out this unique attempt at a bite-sized parma recipe we stumbled upon...
Whether you're hosting a party, lost an arm in the war or just straight up have a vendetta against cutlery - there are (rare) times when a straight up regular sized parma just isn't appropriate.
So what do we do in those dark times?
A post on the 4 Ingredients facebook page piqued my interest a few weeks back - Chicken parma balls...
Looks damn good to me! I headed to the supermarket and picked up the ingredients...
The recipe is pretty darn straightforward. Everything but the napoli sauce and half of the parmesan cheese goes into a bowl
And is promptly smooshed up into what looks a lot like a chicken-mince rissole...
Then we divide the meat up and roll them into balls (makes 16)
Then spoon on some napoli sauce and straight into the waiting oven!..
After 15-ish minutes take them out of the oven, sprinkle on what cheese is left (I forgot to take a picture of this part, but I'm sure you can use your imaginations...) and back into the oven for another 5.
Voila! Chicken parma balls.
How were they?
Not bad, Definitely nowhere near as good as the Tater tot parma but plenty tasty none the less.
If I put on my chef's hat and could suggest some changes they would be to have a small pot of napoli as a dipping sauce, as opposed to solely on top, as after the first bite there really isn't anything but a chicken rissole in your hand.
If I could make an addition (and it wouldn't be too hard to guess)... Bacon. I think some diced, fried bacon mixed through the mince in the early stages would really give these balls a kick (ouch!).
Overall I'd call the chicken parma balls a success, and the next time I entertain will more than likely whip up a batch (incredibly easy to do!)
If you want to give them a go yourself you can find the recipe here (facebook link). Enjoy!
And we will definitely be continuing our search for Melbourne's perfect parma next week. Stay tuned!