I dedicated these zucchini meatballs to Yuma, a magnificent example of a German shepherd living next to me. She is very fit, her humans keep her active and they are teaching her to become a search and rescue dog. Sweet and affectionate as a puppy, attentive and mature of intellect, Yuma and I became friends immediately and I did not hesitate a moment to spoil her a little. It often happens that she supplies her humans with canine tidbits for her and, after several tastings, Yuma has found her favorites: these zucchini meatballs.
I was so happy seeing her enthusiastic and satisfied after having tasted, so croccantine out but soft in the heart; Rich in fresh zucchini and bran, for a digestion without hindrance and no hitches in the intestines in anticipation of a race or its hard workouts. Unfortunately in my small apartment I can not keep animals, which is also logical because they are out of the house all day everyday, but luckily I have my Indy and Hecate at 100 Mt and Yuma at a ramp of scale. Later on I’ll introduce you to my other four-legged neighbors, all fantastic.
In the meantime I propose you the zucchini meatballs of Yuma, watch my video on Facebook of when if the gruel!
Zucchini Meatballs: Ingredients for 20 meatballs
- Zucchini Bio 2 Small
- Flour 00 100 g
- Oat Bran 20 g
- Eggs 1 yolk
- Thin Yogurt to taste
If you take fresh zucchini, small and beautiful sodas, you will not need to make them lose water. Grating *, if you can, including the ends that we usually discard, with a grater in medium holes and transfer them into a bowl. Add the yolk and the thin yogurt.
Gradually add the sifted flour and bran, in small doses and alternating the two ingredients.
Knead by hand and in a homogeneous way: at the beginning the mixture will have to remain very soft, then to take body with each addition of dry elements.
Obtained a malleable dough, form the meatballs by helping if necessary with a spoon. Arrange the zucchini meatballs on a dripping pan lined with parchment paper and cook them!
Pre-heated static oven at 185 °, for 20 minutes
You can store zucchini meatballs for 5 days in the refrigerator, in an airtight container. If you prolong the cooking by opting for a slightly lower temperature, you will dry a little more and at this point you can keep them for longer.
* If you want to freeze them, I suggest you chop the zucchini very fine instead of grating them.
- Zucchini are among the most appreciated and recommended vegetables, as much for us as for dogs. Rich in water and vitamins, they are highly digestible.
- The meatballs remain pleasantly crispy outside thanks to the presence of the bran, but soft inside. They are also suitable for older dogs and chewing a little more problematic