I bought lamb mince last time we went shopping for meat at the meat wholesaler we visit. I probably had a plan for it then. But by the time it was one of the items that was going to be cooked for the week ahead...I couldn't remember the plan at all! So I decided to have a play and I came up with these lollipop lamb skewers. They've got heaps of veggies in them and are really yummy. Master 3 (the great veggie denier) ate 3.
The excitement that he ate 3 was difficult to contain! Miss 5 ate 4 of them too. It was a very proud mummy moment. These yummy skewers could be frozen uncooked, or frozen cooked. They reheat really well. Theoretically, these are almost a complete meal, but they are also very yummy served with roast sweet potato or even zucchini chippies. They are best eaten with fingers, no niceties are needed, as three quarters of the appeal of these for kids is that they are on a stick and fingers are allowed. So don't wreck that fun by giving sides that need cutlery.
If your little ones are not big enough to manage these on skewers then you can easily remove the skewers after cooking. Hidden veggies are becoming such a thing around here as I struggle with Master 3 having major green veggie refusal. I didn't add any spices to these, but you could add them if you wanted, or they are very yummy plain and lend themselves to dipping!
Miss 5 named these skewers lollipop lamb because she thought they were just like a lollipop...and I like it! Maybe the name will help convince your kids to try them?
Here are some lamb recipes I made that would surely be a must-have on your dinner table:
- Sticky honey soy lamb riblets
- Moroccan Lamb with slow cooker or pressure cooker method
Lollipop lamb (don't tell them they are filled with veggies!)
- 1 kg lamb mince
- 2 tbsps chopped parsley
- 1 grated zucchini squeeze out the water
- 2 grated carrots
- 1 egg
- olive oil for frying
- 24 skewers I used the 10cm ones- soaked in water for ½ hour
- Mix the lamb, parsley, zucchini and carrots in a bowl.
- Add the egg.
- Form the mince mixture into sausage shaped and mold around the skewers.
- Add 2 tbsps of olive oil to a medium/hot frypan and fry the skewers until cooked through- about 5 minutes per side.