Homestyle Meatballs – Fried

Fried Homestyle Meatballs
These meatballs fresh from the oven are totally ready for anything.

Meatballs come in two fundamental preparations. My fried meatballs take a tincy bit more effort, but they pack a massive flavor punch.

Homestyle Meatballs – Fried

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Entree

Cuisine: American

Yield: 12 Meatballs

Serving Size: 3 Meatballs

Fried Homestyle Meatballs

Whether you want Swedish Meatballs, Teriyaki meatballs over rice, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or even a Meatball Sub, this recipe give you the fundamental ingredient, Meatballs!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Medium Onion, minced
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oil to 350°F (177°C) and the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Then, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix it well by hand.
  3. Next, divide the mixture into tablespoon sized balls and roll them with your hands.
  4. Now, fry them in the oil just enough to gently sear the outside, using a spoon or tongs to rotate them.
  5. Finish them up in the oven for fifteen minutes, or until they reach 165°F (74°C).

Notes

You can safely ingest these at 145°F (63°C), but they taste a ton better after reaching the higher temp.

Fried Meatballs Made Easy

I think the recipe above is enough, however, sometimes it helps to see things broken down a little bit further.

  1. First, preheat the oil to 350°F (177°C) and the oven to 400°F (205°C).

    Preheating your cooking surfaces takes a little time, so the first step in almost EVERY recipe involves preheating something.

  2. Then, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix it well by hand.

    Mixing Homestyle MeatballsFor some reason, you can always find some weird satisfaction from taking the raw ingredients and shaping them into the mixture you use to make such delicious meatballs. Essentially, avoid the temptation to try and use a spoon, you can mix so much better with your hands.

  3. Next, divide the mixture into tablespoon sized balls and…

    Dividing Mixture Into MeatballsI bought this super handy little scooper from Target. It makes making cookies so much easier (Crystal thinks so too), but it also works for making perfectly portioned meatballs.

  4. …roll them with your hands.

    Rolling Mixture Into MeatballsUsing your hands a lot really does make this process fun. In this case, you take the tablespoon sized globs, and make them into perfect little spheres.

  5. Now, fry them in the oil just enough to gently sear the outside, using a spoon or tongs to rotate them.

    Frying Homestyle MeatballsAs a word of warning, if you try and do this roughly, the meatballs will fall apart. At this stage, you still need to treat them gently, and take care as you roll them around in the hot oil. Another tip: Boiling Oil hurts if you splash it.

  6. Finish them up in the oven for fifteen minutes, or until they reach 165°F (74°C).

    Preparing Meatballs For OvenThe entire meatball should actually turn the darker color you see above. This particular picture shows one of my experimental fries. You should ensure the entire meatball fries, and not just one side. Once you cook them, they’ll darken either way.

Meatball Serving Suggestions

Spaghetti and Meatballs

You can serve these delicious little balls so many ways!

  • Add a tbsp of Italian Seasoning, and cook it into marinara to serve over your favorite pasta!
  • Throw them into a stir fry with Teriyaki sauce and serve over rice for an amazing oriental dish.
  • Simmer them into cream of mushroom soup, and serve over your favorite egg noodles for Swedish Meatballs.

Let me know your favorite way to prepare meatballs for your favorite dish!

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