Is there anything better than home-cooked fried meatballs? Kids love them, adults adore them, you can serve them for parties, family meals, celebrations.
They are fairly easy to put together. What’s more, cooking meatballs is a great way to introduce kids to cooking – they absolutely love making them and lining them up.
As they are fried, I have to admit we don’t make them half as often as we’d like to. But when we do, we have them with some home-made fries or some rice on the side. And of course with a nice big Greek salad. Some tzatziki sets the whole combo off perfectly.
Tips for Delicious Meatballs
Fried meatballs don’t really need dressing with ketchup or mustard but feel free to have some if you want to. Some of us also like them with a bit of lemon juice.
You can use a fryer if you have one. If not, you can just fry them in a frying pan. That’s the way we cook them. Just make sure you use olive oil to fry them and that your oil has not been used before.
We always get rid of our frying oil safely and according to local waste disposal instructions after frying. If you are worried about the cost, simply invest some money in a large vat/bottle/tin of generic, no brand, extra virgin olive oil, the largest you can get. You wont regret it and it really will not be that much more expensive than using other oils or cooking fats in the long run.
Serve the meatballs warm ideally.
There are hardly ever any left overs. But if there are we use them in two ways: we either make sandwiches with them or mince them with a fork and use for a spaghetti bolognese, we promise it will be out of this world.