Sunday, February 27, 2011

Meatballs

A random note - Panko is such a cute name for Japanese breadcrumbs.

Made these meatballs for the bloggers meetup at Edith's place. Prepared them the night before as I had a really tight schedule on Saturday, shuffling between Mom's birthday lunch and a friend's birthday dinner cum gathering. Hope everyone enjoyed it! I thought a little savory will be good among the wonderful sweets prepared by everyone.

They taste really delicious fresh from the pan. Texture wise, they were awesome. Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside due to the milk-soaked bread crumbs. I could go a little more heavy on the seasoning though. Was a little disappointed when condensation sets in when I covered the warm meatballs with foil for transportation and it turned cold and mashy when I reach Edith's place. Ahh well.
Meatballs

Ingredients:
120ml milk
40g panko breadcrumbs
350g ground beef
150g ground pork
1 onion, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 egg
1/4 tsp Bolognese blend spices
1/4 tsp chopped parsley
1/4 ground black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of chopped parsley
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of white pepper
Cooking oil

Method:
1. Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl. Stir to combine then set aside till the crumbs have absorbed all the milk.
2. Place the ground beef into a large bowl and add onion, garlic and egg.
3. Add the breadcrumb mixture, Bolognese spices, parsley, black pepper and nutmeg. Season with salt, pepper and mix well.
4. Divide them into 35 (abt 20g each) meatballs.
5. Pre heat a large frying pan and add cooking oil. Add meatballs into the pan and stir them around and cook for 8 to 10 mins until golden brown.
6. Serve as desired.

7 comments:

  1. Sounds great to me ... crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, taste must be yummy too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is very delicious! I love these. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can see how delicious these are but i can't taste it lol course i can't take beef heheh

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gee! I missed out on all the good stuff! So I missed your meatballs too! They look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm lucky to taste it! Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. thanks ladies for your generous comments!

    ReplyDelete