Frank's Meatballs The Dumping Ground Dish Up


Frank's Meatballs

Residents of the Dumping Ground reunite to cook fun and tasty recipes. In this episode, Sapphire cooks Frank's meatballs.


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What's up?

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ALL: Hello!

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I'm Lily.

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This is Sapphire, Frank, Johnny and Electra.

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I've dragged in a few of my old friends

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-from the Dumping Ground days...

-ALL: Woo-hoo!

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..to help me with a project I'm doing on healthy eating

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at my catering college.

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We've all picked our favourite recipes and shoved them into a hat

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for another person to select at random and make the meal.

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GROUP: Ooh...

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The person who suggested the recipe will become the chef's assistant.

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Sapphire...!

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SAPPHIRE GROANS

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-She's chosen...

-Ugh...Ok.

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I am making...

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-Frank's magic meatballs with special sauce.

-Oh-ho!

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Hey, isn't that the...special sauce that you walked out of

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-Touch The Telly for?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, because we were all fighting for our right to watch a football

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match over that dumb talent show

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and...you left us a man down because of that special sauce?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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The special sauce that you begged Mike to tell you the ingredients for

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-and he never did.

-Yes.

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I experimented and got very kind of...

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Yeah...and it took you how long?

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-Six months.

-THEY LAUGH

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Oh...I don't know about this.

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-Can I pick another one?

-Nope.

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ALL: Jump cut!

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OK, so we have all the ingredients.

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-Excellent.

-Sapphire, don't you think you should...?

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I am not pointing to an egg and saying, "Ooh, we've got an egg."

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There's a recipe card.

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Anyone watching can play this back.

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That being said,

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why do I need cream crackers?

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Don't question the master.

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SHE LAUGHS

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You let me know when he shows up.

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Johnny, do you want to help?

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-Yeah, sure.

-Cool.

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So, if you could just hold the tea towel

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while I bash it with a rolling pin, that would be great.

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Actually... I think...you do it.

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I think it's dead now.

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Johnny, you've gone all pale!

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Guys, this is fun!

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OK...so...

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we're going to put the dead crackers...

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..the cheese,

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a pinch of herbs

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and an egg into the bowl.

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And then, with clean hands...

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SHE EXHALES

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Go on, get in there, Saph!

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THEY LAUGH

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It's kind of weird...

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Scary!

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Do you know, I work in a design studio now,

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so this is giving me some crazy ideas.

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-SHE LAUGHS

-What?!

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OK...so...

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With a spoon,

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you just get a little spoonful...

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Put it in your hand, roll it up...

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And you should make 16 little meatballs.

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-Electra...

-Jump cut!

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-THEY LAUGH

-I do that!

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Meatballs are done.

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Just going to wash my hands.

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It's very important when you've been handling raw meat.

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Stick your meatballs in the fridge for 20 minutes.

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-There you go. 20 minutes, my friend.

-Thank you.

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So...exactly how long did you manage to touch the telephone?

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About two hours.

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Two hours.

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Absolutely no willpower whatsoever.

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You know what?

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I reckon I could touch this microwave for longer than that.

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-You are on.

-All right.

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Excuse me! Tomato sauce?

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-Er, special sauce!

-Special sauce.

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And it's over here in the pan.

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You add the oil to the pan.

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And then put in the onions and the carrots and the garlic,

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and you fry them for about six minutes or until it looks soft

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but not brown.

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Jump cut!

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I'm standing right here.

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So, add the tomato...

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..the puree.

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Salt and pepper, please. Thank you.

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You just mix that all up.

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Leave it to cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes.

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Jump cut!

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So, add about a tablespoon of oil to the pan.

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There we go.

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Put the meatballs in

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and leave them to cook for a few minutes over a medium heat.

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Make sure you do this every 30 seconds or so,

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so then it means that they are evenly cooked

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and you don't end up squishing them with the spatula.

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Prepped in 20 minutes. Made in half an hour.

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And you were nervous?

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-I don't know what you mean!

-SHE LAUGHS

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So, Frank, did it really take you six months

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to work out this recipe?

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-Not really. I emailed it.

-THEY LAUGH

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Guys, how long have I been touching the microwave for now?

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Just half an hour.

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Well...can you pass me some over?

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-Er...no!

-No!

-I don't think so!

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Come on, please.

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No! Have some willpower, Johnny.

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-Anyone want...?

-Oh, yes!

-Shall we?

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-Let's!

-Seriously, come on. Please.

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An extra treat from the BBC Dish Up healthy eating season. Residents of the Dumping Ground reunite to cook fun and tasty recipes. In this episode, Sapphire cooks Frank's meatballs.


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