Greek style meatballs can be used as part of a dinner with vegies or salad or as a snack.
So what’s the history of the meatball in 20 seconds.
Meatballs are one of the most popular dishes in the world. They can be found in cuisines from all over the globe, and there are endless variations on the recipe. But where did this delicious dish come from? And how did it become so popular?
The origin of the meatball is unknown, however, early recipes can be found in a Roman cookbook (Apicius) and also in early Persian recipes There are many regional variations on the recipe, but the most common ingredients are ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and eggs. However, in different regions of the world additional spices and vegetables are added to create many unique, wonderful and of course delicious flavours.
Meatballs became popular in the United States in the nineteenth century, thanks to Italian immigrants who brought their recipes with them. The dish was originally served as a main course, but it soon became a popular appetizer or side dish. Today, meatballs are enjoyed all over the world and can be made with a variety of different meats, including beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey. There are endless possibilities for customization, so everyone can enjoy their own perfect meatball!
Greek Style Meatballs
- 500 grams beef mince
- 500 grams pork mince
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cream
- 2 teaspoons Italian mixed herbs
- 1 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil or any frying oil of your choice
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your pork and beef mince and mix till well combine.
- Now add your breadcrumbs, eggs, cooking cream, and some herbs.
- I like to use mixed Italian herbs but you can use any herbs of your choice.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Depending on the size you want your meatballs, roll 1 teaspoons of the mixture into a ball.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Repeat with the remaining mixture.
- In a heavy based frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of peanut oil over medium-high heat.
- Add some meatballs.
- Cook for 4 minutes or until just browned.
- Do not to put too many meatballs in the frying pan, otherwise they will soak up too much oil and not cook as quickly.
- Repeat this step till all your meatballs are cooked.