If you know anything about me, its that I like food. If you know anything else about me, it’s that I know how to make one thing when it comes to food: pancakes. My four year old daughter even went so far as to call me the ‘best pancaker ever’. So I really have that going for me.
I was asked to review a different kind of food, an oat coating. Josie’s Coat of Oat’s (website HERE) specifically. It’s an alternative to bread crumbs when baking, covering your food like chicken or even vegetables. Best part is; it’s gluten-free. Oats and all natural spices? It struck me as a new kind of product, a healthy product, and a product I had no idea how to use (because you can’t or probably shouldn’t use it in pancakes).
On the back of the bag is a recipe for making meatballs, and wouldn’t you know it? At my house it just happens to be gluten-free pasta and meatballs night. What a grand coincidence.
Here’s what you need to know before we proceed: I did not make the meatballs. My mother-in-law made all the food while I was at dinner. She followed the recipe on the back of the bag to a tee. What else do you need to know? Ever since, for as long as I can remember, my mother-in-law has been making gluten-free meatballs without anything inside them to hold them together. No GF crackers of breadcrumbs. She just makes them. Meat and eggs and onions from what I understand, so getting a hold of Josie’s Coat of Oats was a treat, not just for me, the diagnosed celiac who has to eat gluten-free, but for the whole family who now gets to have a real meatball, gluten-free or not.
Here, I’ll tell you what I thought of the addition of Josie’s Coats of Oats to the meatballs: AWESOME.
What a great tasting product. The whole family concurred with me that this was a great and delicious dinner. I commented on the texture of the gluten-free ball, then someone else did. It was quite the hit. So good in fact that I ate more than I really should have. I’m King Gluten Free, but at dinner with Josie’s Coat of Oats is was the meatball king. There is NO doubt in my mind that Josie’s Coat of Oats was the main factor for the gluten-free meatballs being so damn good.
After this great run of food I will make sure to coat my chicken parmesan with a great helping of Josie’s Coats of Oats. I was told that celebrity chefs enjoy this product, well, now they can add Kings.
I was neither paid nor swayed in any way regarding this review. All of these words are mine and mine alone.
– Jordan Middlebrook