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Ingredients

Mashed Potato Clouds:
Meatball Raindrops:

Directions

Mashed Potato Clouds:
  • In a large saucepan, add potatoes and enough lightly salted water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to boiling. Reduce to medium heat. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in buttermilk, butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cover and keep warm.

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Meatball Raindrops:
  • While potatoes are cooking, add shallots, garlic, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to food processor. Pulse until everything finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; add the chicken and mix well. Shape chicken mixture into about 50 3/4-inch meatballs (the size of a small cherry). Pour 3- to 4-cups water into a deep, wide pot or skillet; bring to a simmer. Add meatballs to skillet or pot and cook for 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.

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  • To serve, on a plate spoon in enough mashed potatoes to fill a cloud-shaped cookie cutter; carefully lift cutter. Or, just spoon the mashed potatoes on plate. Assemble the meatball raindrops below the mashed potatoes and use broccoli as trees, if desired.

Note:

If you do not want to simmer the meatballs, you can also bake them in a parchment paper-lined shallow baking pan for 10 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven.

Make-Ahead Tip:

You can cook the meatballs ahead of time, and freeze them in a heavy plastic bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave to use.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 11 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 338 mg sodium. 963 mg potassium; 30 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 15 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 680 IU vitamin a; 69 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 56 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 91 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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