Meatballs are traditional in almost all cuisines around the world. These meat balls are really easy to make but taste excellent.
These are usually made with minced meat, lots of mint and coriander leaves, and other ingredients that is completely different to all other meatballs. This recipe is a grab and go meal. Best recipe as a party appetizer or as an evening snack. Serve it with green chutney. And you can also eat with tomato rice in lunch also.
9 medium potatoes finely grated and drained
500 gr minced meat
3 tbsp chopped mint
3 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp dried mint
1 tsp cinnamon
1 big onion finely grated
1 cup breadcrumbs
sunflower oil for frying
- In a large bowl, add the grated and drained potatoes, onion, egg, minced meat, dried and fresh mint, parsley, salt and pepper and cinnamon. And lastly add all the breadcrumbs.
- Mix the meatballs mixture with your hands for 5 minutes. Make sure all ingredients have incorporated and there are no big lumps of potatoes or meat stuck together. You are looking for consistency to be be like that of a burger mix.
- Shape it in small balls or in the shape I made, which is oblong until all the mix is used.
- Heat the oil in a deep saucepan. The oil is ready when it starts having bubbles but not bubbling. Slowly add the balls in one by one being extra careful. Reduce the heat to low and fry them for 10 more minutes or until they are nicely golden brown. When they are fried, remove from the oil using a spatula and place them in a plate lined with kitchen paper. This is to drain any excess oil. Keep doing this until all mix is used.
For this recipe you can also use lean minced meat, not only because it’s healthier but also because you don’t get a fatty aftertaste or texture when enjoying the these meat balls.
Tip: Squeeze some lemon on top before eating! It will add taste and your body will absorb less fat.