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phoenix Mon 25-Mar-19 20:55:09

Evening, & usual good wishes.

Now, could do with a bit of inspiration.

I had some meat left over from a lovely rib of beef, have put it through the mincer, it is now in the freezer.

Will be making rissoles, adding some onion and probably turmeric and cumin (have done this before, gives a sort of Middle East type flavour)

Problem is, what to serve with them confused

I think couscous, but Mr P isn't that keen on it.

Any suggestions?

Gonegirl Mon 25-Mar-19 20:57:58

Are rissoles the same as meatballs? We had those for dinner with spaghetti and tomato sauce.

MiniMoon Mon 25-Mar-19 21:07:42

I would add a touch of cinnamon to your missiles along with the turmeric and cumin.
This recipe for vegetable cous cous is lovely.
I bet Mr P would like it, my DH does .

MiniMoon Mon 25-Mar-19 21:08:48

No!!! Don't fire missiles at anyone, rissoles would be kinder.😃

Tangerine Mon 25-Mar-19 21:09:53

I like rissoles with either mashed potato, boiled potato or chips. We used to have them at school for lunch.

phoenix Mon 25-Mar-19 21:32:27

Gonegirl rissoles are more like beefburgers than meatballs.

Thanks MiniMoon I will try to persuade him!

M0nica Mon 25-Mar-19 21:33:16

with a vegetable risotto?

Jane10 Mon 25-Mar-19 21:47:02

Ah rissoles. I haven't heard of them since I was at school. We used to call them grissoles. I'm sure that your ones are much nicer though.

GrandmainOz Mon 25-Mar-19 21:47:04

My late mother used to make us play the "rissole game" on journeys. You replace one word of a title with "rissole"
Eg Snow White and the Seven Rissoles, Seven Brides for Seven Rissoles, The Charterhouse Rissoles...
Sorry, total derailment of thread, but it's funnier than it might sound. I now do it with GC

Jane10 Mon 25-Mar-19 21:51:05

Hmmm. I'm missing 'Coronation Rissole' tonight due to blasted football.

phoenix Mon 25-Mar-19 22:40:06


phoenix Mon 25-Mar-19 22:48:17

Jane10 I damn well hope so!

As mentioned, I have made them before, so not particularly bothered about the
rissoles themselves, just what to have with them.missiles

BTW, my tablet seems to be hell bent on calling them "missiles" too, MiniMoon , be glad when the desk top pc is back in service, I seem to have slightly more control over that!

Bellanonna Mon 25-Mar-19 23:31:27

MiniMoon I’ve just read that recipe and plan to try it tomorrow. So thank you.

Bathsheba Mon 25-Mar-19 23:38:58

GrandmainOz that reminds me of the game we used to play, Shrimps and Winkles. You had to read from a book, newspaper, magazine, anything really, and every word that began with an 'S' had to be shrimps and every word beginning with a 'W' was winkles.

So phoenix's opening line would be "Evening, and all good winkles", signing off with "any shrimps?" grin

Sorry, as you were blush

paddyann Tue 26-Mar-19 01:08:14

My mother used to make cheese rissoles with a macaroni cheese filling in breadcumbs and deep fried to give a crisp coating.They were lovely.I attempted them last year,no recipe ,and they were a disaster,very stodgy and I was disappointed.If anyone has a recipe can they post it here please.I'd like to get them right.

Susan56 Tue 26-Mar-19 06:34:04

Whenever we go to visit my husband's family in West Wales,we always have cheese rissoles from the chip shop.Can't get them here.Delicious with chips😋

MamaCaz Tue 26-Mar-19 07:42:26

At a first glance at the title of this thread, I thought it was another one about swearing grin

Riverwalk Tue 26-Mar-19 07:50:34

Phoenix I would keep it Middle East-style and have them with chopped salad, plain yoghurt with dried mint, and pita/flatbread.

Haven't heard the word rissole for about 50 years!

sodapop Tue 26-Mar-19 08:34:10

No I haven't heard the word rissoles for years either Riverwalk, the ones Phoenix describes sound far tastier than the ones I remember. We like puy lentils as a change with onions etc, the canned ones are quite tasty.

shysal Tue 26-Mar-19 08:46:46

I used to love my mother's rissoles, but they needed to be eaten with some of the left-over gravy from the original roast. I feel they will need a sauce of some kind, or perhaps I should say 'jus'. Roast veg would be good too, sprinkled with some of your Middle Eastern spices.

Bathsheba Tue 26-Mar-19 11:47:44

I used to love rissoles. Haven't heard the word for donkey's years (what the heck does that phrase mean? hmmgrin). I really fancy some now!

My mother would serve them with mash, spring greens and thick gravy - very traditional 1950's fare!

Fennel Tue 26-Mar-19 11:51:31

They can be a bit dry, so serve them with baked beans.
Or lots of Branston pickle.

HildaW Tue 26-Mar-19 12:25:19

My Mum's rissoles were a mixture of potato and meat so we did not have another 'carb' with them. Must admit baked beans is a good choice but something like a mild broccoli or cauliflower cheese would do. By mild I mean that as its an accompanying dish I tend not to make it a cheesy than when its a stand alone supper. Or perhaps a ratatouille type concoction as anything with tomato in goes well too.

HildaW Tue 26-Mar-19 12:27:33

I quite like some of the old 50's style standbys - we occasionally have corned beef fritters and I love sardines on toast as a light lunch - the ones in tomato sauce though!

Witzend Tue 26-Mar-19 12:28:21

'Rissoles!' was a favourite expletive of my father's.

Not that he didn't like rissoles, you understand, but the sound was pleasingly similar to something he wasn't supposed to say in front of the children.