Meatball Surprise

Last Sunday was a very lazy day for us. we all woke up past 8AM and was still yawning when my youngest kid ask me “What’s for lunch?”

Amazing isn’t it. His eyes were still closed and all he can think about is what are we going to have for lunch. But it was actually a good question cause I got no idea.

I was thinking to just buy something in a nearby carinderia to save money, time, and gas. But I change my mind when I glanced upon my new Good Housekeeping Fast and Easy cookbook.

So I decided to do the Meatball Surprise and it was a great hit for my kids. “Ang sarap talagang mag-luto ng Papa ko!”, (My Papa’s cooking is really great) is what I heard from my youngest kid and my number one fan.

What you need:

1kl ground pork
1 medium size sweet potato, boiled and mashed
1 small onion, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup minced carrots
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
salt and pepper to taste
quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
Flour for dredging
cooking oil for frying

How to do it:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground meat, mashed sweet potato, minced onions, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, coriander leaves, carrots, eggs, patis, salt and pepper. Mix well.

2. Form into meatballs, with one quail egg inside each one. Place on a clean tray lined with waxed paper. Dredge meatballs with flour then set aside.

3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Carefully lower meatballs into the hot oil. Make sure that there are enough space between meatballs so that they will cook well. Let the bottom of the meatballs brown first before turning them so that they wont fall apart. Cook for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Drain on a tray lined with paper towel.

My kid love to partner it with catsup.


2 thoughts on “Meatball Surprise”

  1. Hi Dante! Thank you for coming to my site and now I’m happy to find yours. I cook very similar dish and this caught my attention immediately. My kids love this dish (meatball and egg inside) too. I love your seasonings more than my own! Looks so delicious!

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