Monday, June 23, 2014

My Ground Beef Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
4 tablespoons plain Panko bread crumbs
3 cloves of garlic - minced
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cut shredded Parmesan cheese

Throw ingredients into a bowl and mix together. I used my hands, mixes better and is just more fun!

Shape into golf ball size meatballs. Mine made about 16 meatballs.

Heat about 4 tablespoons (enough to coat bottom of pan + a little more) of any kind of cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook in two batches.

Cook about 4 minutes, turning halfway through.

A couple of things: first, make sure oil is hot before adding meatballs so that the balls don't absorb a bunch of oil, also so that the meatballs get an Awesome crust.

I may have noted this before, but I like my meats slightly underdone, so you may want to cook them longer. Cut one open and see how it goes.

I sometimes put these in marinara sauce, which is awesome, but I like to eat them plain too.