These meatballs were something to look forwards to during Chinese New Year back in the good old days. The good old days when my mum and my late grandma did the cooking for our family reunion dinner. The good old days when my late grandpa would be busy topping up the stock of soft drinks in the store room. The good old days when my siblings, cousins and I looked forwards to collecting ang pows.
Mum's meatballs contained a ton of onions (our favorite), garlic (?? just guessing), shredded carrots and potatoes, salt and loads of pepper. There was one dinner when my uncle bit into a meatball and promptly spat it out. Why? Because he does not like onions. Yes, my beloved uncle, Mr Four-dishes-should-be-enough. I think mum freaked out a bit. I did not witness this incident but mum related it to me with horror hah..hah..her poor meatball.
Last weekend I was looking for something tasty but delish for dinner and I thought of mum's meatballs. It's simple. Just mix meatballs, minced onions, shredded carrots, potatoes, green peas, an egg, cornflour, salt and pepper. No measurements, just "agak-agak" like what mum does. Rest the mixture in the fridge for half an hour and then form them into balls and deep fry or pan fry until brown.
I love the meatballs with sweet chili sauce. Noms! If you don't like vegetables in your meatballs, just leave them out. But I reckon you won't even notice the vegetables because the meatballs are so good. But I don't know about the onions >.<
Here's the recipe below, with no measurements, apologies. But I am sure you can figure out the amounts. You can't go wrong with meatballs.
Mummy's Fried Meatballs
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- Minced meat
- Big onion, minced
- Shredded carrots
- Shredded potato
- Green peas
- corn flour
1. Mix all the ingredients and using your hand or spoon, mix it all up until it forms a sticky mixture.
2. Rest the mixture in the fridge for 1/2 hour
3. Heat enough oil for deep frying or pan frying.
4. Form minced meat into balls or patties and fry until brown and cooked.