Residents of the Dumping Ground reunite to cook fun and tasty recipes. In this episode, Sapphire cooks Frank's meatballs.
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This is Sapphire, Frank, Johnny and Electra.
I've dragged in a few of my old friends
-from the Dumping Ground days...
..to help me with a project I'm doing on healthy eating
at my catering college.
We've all picked our favourite recipes and shoved them into a hat
for another person to select at random and make the meal.
The person who suggested the recipe will become the chef's assistant.
I am making...
-Frank's magic meatballs with special sauce.
Hey, isn't that the...special sauce that you walked out of
-Touch The Telly for?
Yeah, because we were all fighting for our right to watch a football
match over that dumb talent show
and...you left us a man down because of that special sauce?
The special sauce that you begged Mike to tell you the ingredients for
-and he never did.
I experimented and got very kind of...
Yeah...and it took you how long?
Oh...I don't know about this.
-Can I pick another one?
ALL: Jump cut!
OK, so we have all the ingredients.
-Sapphire, don't you think you should...?
I am not pointing to an egg and saying, "Ooh, we've got an egg."
There's a recipe card.
Anyone watching can play this back.
That being said,
why do I need cream crackers?
Don't question the master.
You let me know when he shows up.
Johnny, do you want to help?
So, if you could just hold the tea towel
while I bash it with a rolling pin, that would be great.
Actually... I think...you do it.
I think it's dead now.
Johnny, you've gone all pale!
Guys, this is fun!
we're going to put the dead crackers...
a pinch of herbs
and an egg into the bowl.
And then, with clean hands...
Go on, get in there, Saph!
It's kind of weird...
Do you know, I work in a design studio now,
so this is giving me some crazy ideas.
With a spoon,
you just get a little spoonful...
Put it in your hand, roll it up...
And you should make 16 little meatballs.
-I do that!
Meatballs are done.
Just going to wash my hands.
It's very important when you've been handling raw meat.
Stick your meatballs in the fridge for 20 minutes.
-There you go. 20 minutes, my friend.
So...exactly how long did you manage to touch the telephone?
About two hours.
Absolutely no willpower whatsoever.
You know what?
I reckon I could touch this microwave for longer than that.
-You are on.
Excuse me! Tomato sauce?
-Er, special sauce!
And it's over here in the pan.
You add the oil to the pan.
And then put in the onions and the carrots and the garlic,
and you fry them for about six minutes or until it looks soft
but not brown.
I'm standing right here.
So, add the tomato...
Salt and pepper, please. Thank you.
You just mix that all up.
Leave it to cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes.
So, add about a tablespoon of oil to the pan.
There we go.
Put the meatballs in
and leave them to cook for a few minutes over a medium heat.
Make sure you do this every 30 seconds or so,
so then it means that they are evenly cooked
and you don't end up squishing them with the spatula.
Prepped in 20 minutes. Made in half an hour.
And you were nervous?
-I don't know what you mean!
So, Frank, did it really take you six months
to work out this recipe?
-Not really. I emailed it.
Guys, how long have I been touching the microwave for now?
Just half an hour.
Well...can you pass me some over?
-I don't think so!
Come on, please.
No! Have some willpower, Johnny.
-Seriously, come on. Please.
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.