Skip to comments.What Meatballs Are Like Around the World
Posted on 03/03/2014 12:23:06 PM PST by nickcarraway
If you polled a large group of international eaters on what makes the perfect meatball, chances are youd get more impassioned answers than you ever imagined.
Whatever meatball criteria you held sacred before posing this query will undoubtedly be called into question, as youll have hordes of enthusiasts riled up trying to convince you that their take on the savory morsels deserves permanent placement at the pinnacle of mythical Meatball Mountain.
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Religion and politics are perfectly OK here, but to discuss meatballs at FR, you could be striding into very dangerous territory.
When Made of Kangaroo!
They are The Great Snack From DownUnder.
Meatballs, Chili and BBQ are definatly Food, “Red Lights”!
I once had Indian meatballs made of lamb with an almond in the middle and a yogurt mint sauce. Different, but very tasty.
Hmmm, that sounds interesting. How was the texture?
Probably have to go with the Italian style here. And yes on pasta.
“On top of spaghetti,
“All covered with cheese,
“I lost my poor meatball,
“When somebody sneezed.....”
My aunt made the best spaghetti & meatballs in the world. What a letdown when I was stationed in Naples to discover that meatballs are not native Italian. Moved on to Bolognese sauce. Will try original “Godfather spaghetti al Clemenza” soon.
Texture was firm. I don’t think they used any bread crumbs, just meat.
They look good! Will look for them in the supermarket.
Tomato and basil ANYTHING is usually good to go for me..!!
The sauce sounds interesting. Did you have this at a restaurant or in someone’s home?
This is weird——I just finished a meatball lunch.
Italian,bought at a local Italian market.
Seekh kebab? I’ve had them too; they’re delish. Don’t remember almonds in the center, though.
Someone’s home a long time ago. I think the sauce was just plain yogurt simmered for a few minutes with fresh chopped up mint.
A meatball is kofta.
No, cooked in a pan.
They’re made from a secret Schweddy family recipe. No one can resist my Schweddy Balls.
I ask because I had something similar once (the sauce was different) at an Indian restaurant.
Don’t even start if I have to describe Chinese-style meatballs....
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Spotted owl makes a tasty base for meatballs. Mix with bread crumbs or crackers and season with paprika, basil, a dash of thyme and sea salt and pepper. Bake low and slow on a cookie sheet with a bay leaf under each meatball, turning once after about 9 minutes.
I didn’t see one picture of Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, etal in the article.
Dang...you beat me to the song. :)
I dunno. I prefer a mixture of whooping crane and bald eagle myself.
They must be made of meat. Hence the “meat”balls term.
All the rest of pork-balls, chicken-balls, turkey-balls, lamb-balls.
I could go on and on....
I found a good Italian meatball online and have been eating nothing but spaghetti and meatballs for the last week and a half. So tasty. It actually calls for some ground veal but I haven’t been able to find any locally so I’ve done 50/50 pork and beef. Crumbs, garlic, parsley, Romano cheese, eggs, and interestingly about a cup of water. I’ve been panfrying them in about a cup of oil but might give baking a shot. Now I just need to figure out making my own sauce.
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