Here we are with my second fructmal dinner. I have discovered that people with fructose intolerance like to point out that the term actually is fructose malabsorption because fructose intolerance is something you have from birth and is extremely serious whereas fructose malabsorption is something that can develop at any time. The term is shortened to fructmal which is easier to say. ‘Fructmal’ and ‘malaborption’ both get red wriggly lines under them when I type them so I guess they are not in the dictionary yet. That’s how new this is. Anyway, from now on, I will refer to it as fructmal.
Adriano was yet again away for a race so it was just Dario and me. Three things that are well tolerated are fish, potatoes and spinach but I can’t keep bunging them on the plate as is, so I experimented with large fish cakes which incorporated them all. I minced them all up, seasoned, added a squeeze of lemon juice, and an egg and tapioca flour to bind them. They probably needed a little more binding but this was a first attempt. What was interesting was that, even though I didn’t add onions, garlic and heaps of herbs and spices, they tasted delightful. I did place some mozzarella balls on the top of the cakes before putting them in the oven. That was only because I had them in the fridge and needed to use them.
On to the recipe.