I used about twice as many veggies and it was really good. I thought it needed a little extra flavor (since I couldnt find my dried chili pepper flakes) so I added a little curry powder and Salt and Pepper. We served it on a bed of arugula.
Christa send me this recipe and it was great. I think next time I’d use a cornmeal batter instead of flour though just for extra crispiness. Per Christa’s recommendation you need extra batter and less sauce than the recipe calls for.
I was skeptical but these were fantastic! We skipped the meringue and used whip cream in a can instead. Will definitely be making these again. Love that it was sweetened with a banana instead of a lot of sugar.
Will and I made these for our “non-traditional, just the two of us in New Zealand Thanksgiving on Friday because it’s Thursday in the US” celebration.
Some things we learned:
We made the cranberry balls a little big and so then every layer after that was bigger. Next time I think we’d start smaller
Probably because of how big they were they took a long time to fry and then were kind of overdone on the outside. So for our next round, we baked the frozen stuffing balls (pre latke layer) and then once they were solid we added the potatoes and fried them just for a couple minutes. I liked these much better
We made a sauce with creme fraiche, greek yogurt and cranberry sauce and it was nice to dip these in. I bet with smaller ones we wouldn’t need sauce and the cranberry in the middle would be plenty.
We needed way less stuffing and way more latke fixings.
We used the lamb shepherds pie recipe from bestrecipes and combined it with the Sweet Potatoe topping seen here. A few variations to the lamb recipe. We used peas, leeks, carrots, onions, spring onions for our veggies. Omitted the tomatoes and used ketchup instead of tomatoe paste. The whole thing was fantastic. A great way to use up meat leftovers!!