Since I don’t buy ground beef here making traditional meatballs is difficult. I don’t buy it because every time I have, I have been disappointed with the taste. And especially now because of the recent horse meat scandal across the UK.
I make a chicken burger using more asian influences and decided to do the same with these meatballs. They are simple and taste great.
1 pound of ground pork meat
1/2 Cup of chopped Cilantro
1/2 Cup of finely chopped water chestnuts
1/4 Cup of chopped Scallions
1 1/2 Tablespoons of finely chopped fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
1/3 Cup of Panko bread Crumbs
about 1/2 Cup of Cornstarch to roll the balls in.
Vegetable oil for cooking
In a bowl mix all of the ingredients together until well combined- except the cornstarch and vegetable oil. Now depending on how you are serving, as an appetizer, or as part of main will depend on the size you make your meatballs. I used a larger ice cream scoop since I was serving them as part of a main. Form each ball and then roll around in cornstarch.
Heat oil in frying pan, you need enough oil to cover half of the meat ball. Cook for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with Soy Sauce or Duck Sauce.