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Easy, Melt In Your Mouth Meatballs

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These melt in your mouth tender and moist meatballs are true comfort food. It is simple to make and easy to love.

This meatballs recipe puts an interesting spin on apples. Apple is a great addition to ground pork  as the sweetness compliments the flavour of the meat.

The apple pork meatballs are deep-fried until golden then stewed in a soy sauce with star anise infused. This results in amazingly tender, deliciously flavorful meatballs.

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Easy, Melt In Your Mouth Meatballs

The apple pork meatballs are deep-fried until golden then stewed in a soy sauce and star anise infused sauce. This results in amazingly tender, deliciously flavorful meatballs.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Lei
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 500 g ground pork (lean fat ratio 7:3)
  • 1 apple (finely diced)
  • 4 slices ginger (1cm thick)
  • 1/3 cup spring onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 star anise
  • 500ml oil

Instructions

  • To make the mixture: Add 2 slices of ginger, spring onion and 1/2 cup water in a blender and process until smooth. In a large bowl add the ginger and spring onion juice, ground pork, apple, salt, white pepper powder, 1/4 cup rice wine, cornstarch and 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Mix well with a spatula until water is fully incorporated.
  • Deep fry meatballs: Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Using clean hands, roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls. Deep fry the meatballs until golden brown.
  • Braise meatballs: Add the deep fried meatballs, soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 cup rice wine, 2 ginger slices, star anise and 2-3 cups of water to just cover the meatballs. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoon of water then add to thicken the sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1523kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 23gFat: 152gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 38gMonounsaturated Fat: 91gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1089mgPotassium: 485mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg

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