Deep Fried Meatballs

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 15-20 minutes | Yield: 1-2 dozens


Ingredients 

  • ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground veal
  • 2 ½ cups bread crumbs, divided
  • 3 extra-large eggs, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ chopped fresh italian parsley
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Preheat the oil in a deep fryer, or dutch oven (halfway full) to 300º F.

In a large bowl, place together the beef, veal, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, 1 of the 3 eggs, garlic, onion, chives, basil, parsley, bell pepper, red pepper, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hand(s) until well incorporated. Roll the meat mixture into balls measuring 2-inches in diameter, or to your preference.

Meanwhile, place the 1 ½ remaining bread crumbs in a small bowl. In another bowl, put the milk, the remaining 2 eggs, and the flour, and whisk until well blended. Dip the meat balls in the milk batter, shaking off the excess batter, and roll the balls in the flour to coat. Fry the meat balls for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat the process until done. Serve warm. Enjoy!

 

Advertisements

Thanks for dropping by, please enjoy!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s