With Christmas in the air and my love for the traditional Venezuelan Pan de Jamon, this bite size appetizer was created.
Not to mention having my Keto, Sugar/Flour Detox and Hormone Balance clients in mind to maneuver through the Christmas food festivities, without giving into the flour and sugar but staying on track, I am determined to show YOU that healthy eating is doable no matter what occasion.
Here are the ingredients I used:
1 cup of grated parmesan (cheddar or mozzarella can also be used)
2.5 cups almond flour plus a bit more (see method below)
1 tbsp of melted butter or garlic butter for more flavor
1tsp baking soda.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 lb. chopped Christmas ham or your ham of choice.
1/3 cup chopped olives.
1/3 cup red sweet peppers
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
In a mixing bowl, mix together egg, butter and cheese. Add in olive oil, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, salt/black pepper. Mix well and then add in ham, olives and sweet peppers. Combine them evenly.
If the mixture is too wet, then you can add a bit more almond flour.
In a separate bowl, add some almond flour to coat the balls.
Using gloves or wet your hands with some olive oil put a tbsp of the mixture into your hand and mold it into a ball. Do this repeatedly - you should get about 20 -25 balls with the mixture. Once formed, coat the balls with the almond flour and place it into a lightly greased baking sheet.
Place into a heated 350-degree oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. You can turn the balls over halfway through the baking time.
These freeze well to be eaten at a later time.
Check put my recipe for OLIVE BALLS