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Friday, June 22, 2012

Porcupines (Fish, Egg and Nut-Free, Can Be Soy and Wheat-Free)


Yes, finally! A non-dessert! :) I figured I better put in something for those of you who want to eat more than just cookies and sweets. ;)

This recipe is from my mom (Yes, I get most of my recipes from her. :) ). I am not sure where she got it, but I do know that it is a family favorite. Rest easy - it's not really porcupine meat, it just gets that name because of how the meatballs look. It a lot of fun to feed to kids because of the name, though. :)
Please note that this recipe is fish, egg and nut-free and has a soy and wheat-free variation listed below.

Porcupines
1/2 Cup milk

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon onion salt (I recommend McCormick's)

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 lbs. hamburger

1/3 Cup rice

1 can (10 3/4oz) tomato soup (I recommend Campbell's)

1 soup can (10 3/4oz or 1 1/3 Cup) of water


1. Preheat oven to 350oF
2. Mix milk, cream of tartar, onion salt and pepper together well in large bowl.
3. Add hamburger and rice; mix well by hand.
4. Form hamburger mixture in small meatballs (about Tablespoon or so sized; should make 30 to 40) and place into a large, ungreased roasting pan.
5. Pour soup and water into now empty bowl and mix well.
6. Pour soup mixture over meatballs.
7. Bake covered for 1 hour, remove cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Variations: To make this recipe soy-free and wheat-free, substitute tomato juice (I recommend Campbell's) for the soup and water (around 2 2/3 to 3 Cups total). It will not taste exactly the same, and it will be a little more acidic, but it is still good. If you find it too acidic, you can always add a little sugar to cut the acid.  Note: I recently found out that Campbell's Tomato Soup (original) is soy-free, so if you don't need your recipe to be wheat-free, but you do need it soy-free, go with Campbell's. :)

 
 
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2 comments:

  1. My mom used to make these when we were kids and ate meat. :) I loved them! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    We have a great collection of recipes going to get us ready for menu planning! Hope to see you this Thursday for another Gluten Free Fridays link up! It will be live at 7:05 eastern US time. Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. Glad I could bring back some good memories. :)

      If I'm home in time Thursday night after my Thanksgiving family time at Mom's, I'll be linking up early. :) If not, I'll make sure to do so Friday!

      Thanks for stopping by, Cindy!

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