New and Improved Meatballs!

087So I am on a quest…

That quest is to construct the perfect unique meatball EVER!

I have never been a fan as I am sure you know, if you read my posts, but lately my taste for them is changing!

This is kind of a weird variation I came up with when I realized I was all out of bread crumbs BUT I had Lemon Pepper Panko.

Pfffffft…. Why not?

If it comes out terrible we can always order Chinese right?

Well there was no need for that because I think they came out amazing!

I guess it pays to be a wine-o and drink while making dinner because you really think out side of the box when you run into a bit of a culinary problem! Hehe

Ingredients

3 Lbs Ground Beef

1 Cup Onions; Finely Chopped

1 Cup Green Peppers; Finely Chopped

2 Cloves Garlic; Minced

1 1/2 Cup Lemon Pepper Panko

2 Eggs

Salt

Flour

Vegetable Oil

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(Sorry the flour in the bowl is probably hurting your eyes lol)

Take a large sip our your wine to brace your self for what is to come….

OKAY!

Now put the hamburger into a large bowl and add the peppers, onions, garlic, salt, panko, and eggs.

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Combine well with your hands….. (this is why we prepared our selves with the wine!) Then start forming them into balls.

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Once all the meatballs are formed, heat about 1/2″ of vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.

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You will know the oil is hot enough when a pinch of flour sizzles in the oil.

Now working in small batches so the meatballs dont steam, roll about 6 balls in the bowl of flour then drop into the oil.

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Only roll the balls that you are frying otherwise if you roll them all at once, the longer they sit they absorb the flour, so you have to re-roll them! (if that makes any sence to you.)

Turn when a nice brown crust starts to form.

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Remove the meatballs that are done, and move onto the next batch.

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Once all the meatballs are nice and seared, bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cooked throughly.

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YAY! And that is the new and improved meatball recipe!!!!!!

This time around I just served them in a tomato sauce over pasta.

I just sautéed some peppers and onions.

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Added tomato sauce

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And topped cooked pasta with the meatballs, tomato sauce, and fresh grated parmesan cheese!

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Voila

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