Fried Meatballs
May 16th, 2011 38 Comments

Fried Meatballs

Fried Meatballs
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This is a Chinese meatball recipe with ground pork and spiced with five-spice powder. Fried meatballs is a homey recipe, one that you can prepare every day for your family without much hassle: a recipe that is great for children and adults alike. I finished almost half of the serving just as soon as the meatballs were out of the wok; it’s delicious as is, and great as an entree for home-cooked Chinese meal. You can also serve this meatball as an appetizer…

Fried Meatballs

The only special ingredient in this fried meatball recipe is the fish paste, which makes the fried meatball extra yummy. I use frozen fish paste. If you can’t find it, you can also substitute it with minced shrimp. Enjoy!

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  1. Somia says:

    looks very delicious and yummy,i like this recipe, thanks for sharing.It is done and enjoy it…..

  2. Sweet Tim says:

    I usually like to add ‘yau-yue’ or dried cuttlefish for more taste, the way my mom used to make pork balls or cutlets. That’s when I overeat, ha ha lol

  3. Amanda says:

    Ooh, this looks delicious! While it’s likely to get eaten right away when made up, do you happen to know if this recipe freezes well?

  4. Tim Morris says:

    What would you think of substituting the fish paste with shrimp paste?

  5. Oh this looks yummy and easy, I will have to add this to my “to make” list.

  6. I can take this meatball one after another without noticing how much calories intake.

  7. I never tried adding fish paste to my meatballs, that’s so creative, I think it makes a huge difference in taste, got to try this now…

  8. Katherine says:

    I come from an Italian family where meatballs are serious comfort food – love this version with five spice powder and fish sauce! Just brilliant.

  9. Karen Lim says:

    My mom would also add grated taro. I suppose every family would have their own version but the end result would be delicious nonetheless as they are made with love at home.

  10. l c tan says:

    I tried last nite but the meatballs shrink after I take them out of the frying pan. Your picture shows round bouncy meatballs. can u pls tell me why. thks

  11. Did you say fish sauce? YUM! I love anything with fish sauce~~! I’ve heard about five-spice. I need to look into that when I go to Asian market next. I’ve seen many recipes with that spice but I’m not familiar with it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Bee!

  12. jeanette says:

    Will try it today. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Jayne says:

    My paternal grandma used to make delicious fried meatballs every CNY. Now she’s so much older and has had a relapse of cancer, we no longer get to enjoy such treats. I’ll try this recipe and make some for her to try. :-) Hope she will like it cos it sounds really good.

  14. MayMay says:

    Why I cant see your meat ball recipe?

  15. MayMay says:

    Can I add fresh fish paste instead of the frozen one, what other ingredient should I put into the fresh fish paste? Thanks.

  16. JK says:

    Hi, would you recommend any sauce for this? :)

  17. khaiming says:

    I love this! Just made this for dinner and my son loves it! Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes. Reminds me of my childhood with my granparents!

  18. ali says:

    I would like to make these for dinner but I am struggling with what sides to have with the meatballs. Any ideas?

  19. Vyvacious says:

    Great post! These look delicious! Any idea what the average time to cook would be for these? Not sure how to tell when they’re done. Thanks! :)

  20. Amy says:

    Tried this last night and it was good! :) But I added carrot purée and chopped coriander as there’s no onion at home. How would I know if the meatballs are well cooked yet not overly cooked inside? Cheers!

  21. Vaishali says:

    I just love this! Terrific pictures.

  22. Rebecca says:

    It is hard to get the fish paste in some cities, so I often add in some corn flour or tapioca flour or even bread cubes. Meat balls is one of the best and simple dish. From here we can make it into Sweet and Sour and so on. I often add in some tapioca flour and all the ingredients given and BEAT until a ball is formed then make into balls. Or you can add in some fried salted fish — chop into tiny cubes into the minced meat.

  23. Clarence says:

    If I don’t have fish sauce, would Oyster Sauce work as a substitute

  24. SANDRA says:

    i love to try this recipe out but don’t know what fish paste is. Can you advise me brand name and location? BTW i live in Singapore

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