For the albondigas

40g/1½oz thinly sliced crustless gluten free white bread

3 tbsp lactose free milk

125g/4½oz thinly sliced Serrano ham, finely chopped

600g/1lb 5oz lamb mince

1 tbsp garlic infused oil

1½ tsp cumin seeds, freshly ground

1½ tsp coriander seeds, freshly ground

¾ tsp paprika

2 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley

¾ tsp salt

¾ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil, for frying

For the sauce

3 tbsp olive oil

1 red chili, deseeded and chopped

800g/1lb 12oz vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled, chopped

200ml/7fl oz good quality fino sherry

200ml/7fl oz low FODMAP chicken or vegetable stock

2 bay leaves

½ tsp salt

freshly ground black pepper

For the patatas fritas

vegetable oil, for frying

3 large potatoes, peeled, very finely julienned


To serve

handful chopped flat-leaf parsely

extra virgin olive oil

Serves - 4


For the albondigas, soak the gluten free bread in the lactose free milk for five minutes, then squeeze out the excess milk.

Place the gluten free bread, ham, lamb mince, garlic infused oil, spices, parsley and seasoning into a bowl and mix until well combined.

Shape the mixture into approximately 40 meatballs (each weighing about 20g/¾oz).

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown all over. (You may need to do this in batches.)

For the sauce, heat the olive oil a frying pan and fry the red chili for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.

Add the tomatoes, sherry, stock, bay leaves, salt and pepper and simmer gently, stirring now and then, for one hour, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Add the meatballs and simmer gently for five minutes or until heated through. Discard the bay leaves.

Meanwhile, for the patatas fritas, heat a deep fat fryer to 120C/250F.

Cook the potatoes for two minutes, then remove them from the oil.

Increase the temperature to 180C/350F and cook the potatoes for a further 4-5 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.

Remove the patatas fritas from the fryer and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. Season with salt.

To serve, spoon the meatballs onto a plate, scatter with a little chopped parsley and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Serve with the patatas fritas.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food
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