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Little Birds in the Nest

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What's more fun than spaghetti with meatballs? You will love this tender version.
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4 portions
  • 250 grams spaghetti
  • 1/2 kilos ground beef, of pork
  • 50 grams wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 50 milligrams ground bread
  • 1/4 carrots
  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 10 grams table salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


Boil 1 lt of water with a handful of sea salt. When the water is bubbling add spaghetti. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl place the ground meat and break an egg. Mix together with flour, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Take out of the refrigerator, take a portion of the mixture and start to make balls. I recommend using a spoon to serve ice cream so that all your albondiguitas weigh the same. At the center of each one you can place a small square of cream cheese.
You can take advantage of the water in which you boiled the spaghetti to cook the meatballs, as long as you follow my technique. Wrap each ball in plastic and immerse it in the water. This way you will not lose your shape and still achieve cooking.
Once cooked pass them for breadcrumbs and fry them with a little oil until they take a golden color.
In a deep dish forms a "nest" with spaghetti. Place two albondiguitas on each plate. To each one, make small eyes forming cream cheese balls and a small dot with black sesame seeds. Cut the carrot into small triangles and place as a beak.


I recommend that the spaghetti is not very cooked so you can make the nest more firm.


Make the meatballs of whatever you want, veggie, beef, chicken, turkey, etc. In addition, the spaghetti can be bathed in the sauce that your children like best.

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Ivan Ramírez
29/11/2017 19:05:59
Gracias 😊

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