Many people have their meatballs along with Swedish or Italian cuisines. Meatballs are not only congenial to these two cuisines but are actually enjoyed worldwide. Wherever you go the basic ingredients still remain the same. The difference comes in the unique flavors and seasonings added in each country’s cuisine. Let’s go over the basics on how to cook meatballs.
It doesn’t matter where in the world you eat them. Meatballs will usually have the same basic ingredients in whatever country whose cuisine you’d like to sample. You basically need ground meat, which will form your base ingredient. For a simple dish you might want to start with a kilo of ground meat.
The variety on how to cook meatballs will come in with what is mixed with the grounded meat. You’ll basically need the following things though some cuisines can add other spices and herbs. You’ll need a cup of chopped onions, a fourth cup of milk, a large egg, one third cup of breadcrumbs, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and chopped garlic.
You may add any herb you want to add flavor to your meat. You can opt for either ground pork meat or ground beef, whichever you fancy. And of course, you’ll need a frying pan. We now move to the next step on how to cook meatballs.
Moving on the actual process on how to make meatballs, you will first need to make your balls. Using a large bowl, combine every ingredient you have prepared. Make sure everything blends in well to make a fine mass. Scoop up some of the mixture using a spoon and form it into a ball using your hand. The size of the meatball will depend on your personal preference of course.
Keep making meatballs until all of the mixture is used up. One reminder is that you should wash your hands before handling any food inside the kitchen especially before chopping up or mixing ingredients together.
The next step on how to cook meatballs is to do the actual cooking. You basically have two options to do this. First off would be to cook them by pan and the next is to cook them using your oven.
Cooking by Pan
Many learn how to cook meatballs by pan or skillet. Heat several tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil onto your pan. Drop meatballs one by one and fry them for about 15 up to 20 minutes until they turn brown. Remember to use medium heat when you fry. Drain excess oils by placing them on paper towels. You can now serve them or add them to another dish.
Here’s how to cook meatballs in an oven. Your oven should be preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your baking pan and arrange your meatballs on top. Bake your meatballs 20 to 25 minutes until they turn brown.