Today, we are going to cook good vegetable balls for baby 🙂
We know babies love eating with their fingers, and we also want to rest and to empower them a little bit from time to time with great finger food… ^^.
Potato broccoli and laughing cow cheese balls recipe for baby (finger food from 12 months)
In this vegetable balls recipe, broccoli will be in the spotlight! With potato for starchy side, and the laughing cow cheese for the milk side. The laughing cow cheese will also serve us to make these vegetable balls fluffy for our babies.
We do not hesitate to serve our baby a vegetable puree with this balls, and even with a little bit of meat if we give them for lunch (but the meat is not mandatory because there is already an egg in the balls, it all depends on the number of balls your baby will eat;) )!
Here is what you need to prepare this potato broccoli and laughing cow cheese balls recipe for baby (finger food from 12 months, for about 6 small balls):
- - 1 potato (2.5 oz / 70g)
- - Broccoli (1.8 oz / 50g)
- - 1/2 fresh new onion (0.35 oz / 10g)
- - 1 egg yolk
- - 1 laughing cow cheese portion
- - 1 tbsp flour
- - 1 tsp olive oil
We start by washing our broccoli. We will then cut it to keep only the “peaks” of broccoli, that is to say the small spikes.
Then we wash our potato, peel it and cut it into thin slices.
We take care of our fresh onion: we wash it and we keep only half of the bulb of the onion (the white part).
We place our slices of potatoes on one half of our steamer basket, and the broccoli on the other half, and we plunge our onion in the boiling water under the steam basket. Cooking will start: 11 minutes!
During the cooking of our vegetables, we prepare the ingredients that will serve us to make these vegetable balls: the egg yolk, the laughing cow, the flour, and the olive oil (olive oil will be for the cooking). We put flour in our hands: it will be used to shape beautiful meatballs!
Once our vegetables are cooked, we put the potato in a bowl, and crush it thanks to a fork with the egg yolk and the flour.
We then chop our broccoli with our onion. They are normally very melting and very easy to cut!
We incorporate them in our dough, with the laughing cow and mix gently to obtain a homogeneous paste.
And here is the biggest moment of the recipe: the shaping of the balls. You can only do better than me at this level! : D Mine are not perfectly round, but that’s what confirms the homemade side;)
To shape them, we flour our hands beforehand so that the dough does not stick, we balance each ball from one hand to another and we end up rolling them in our hands. They are placed on baking paper so that they do not stick.
We heat the oil in a pan and once hot, we add our vegetable balls for a 3 minutes cooking on each side over medium / low heat (we always check that they do not burn, they just have to be golden and slightly crispy if possible).
There you go ! Our potato broccoli and laughing cow cheese balls recipe for baby (finger food from 12 months) is now over and baby will enjoy eating them with his fingers! We do not hesitate to chew in to check the temperature … and also to taste! : D
Bon appetit baby!