To celebrate Valentine’s Day (or proposal day as it’s called in our house) I turned our basic family meal into a heart shaped meal.
Our dinner was rissoles served with potato/sweet potato, carrots & peas. My husband even put his sauce on in a heart shape, as pictured above.
I used my rissole recipe but just shaped the meat into heart shapes using a pancake heart shaped “ring” that I had. You could also use a large heart shaped cookie cutter.
I just pressed the meat into the heart shape on a chopping board and carefully coated it in the yellow maize flour before placing into the frypan. A few of therissoles needed to be slightly re-molded in the pan but mostly they kept their shape. My husband even commented that these rissoles held there shape better than normal. I think I need to make flatter rissoles, more like meat patties, more often.
To make the heart shaped potatoes I just peeled & sliced the potato as per normal. Then cut the potato into thin slices, before using a small, metal heart shaped cookie cutter to cut potatoes. So this meant we had heart shapes as well as heart outlines. I cooked the potatoes in the air-fryer.
For dessert I made the chocolate custard from this Hazelnut & Chocolate Torte recipe and served it in heart shaped dishes. The chocolate custard itself is dairy free but we did eat it with some cream.
A simple but special meal!
Do you usually celebrate Valentine’s Day?