I am making Sweet & Sour Porcupine Meatballs for a party at a friends house today.
I don’t know why I don’t like rice, but I love porcupine meatballs – you know meatballs with rice in them.
I made up 6 pounds of them today. That’s a lot of meatballs. I hope I don’t have too many left over. I figured out I can roll 2 meatballs at a time. Squish Squish Squish – one in each hand, then roll one in my palm and the other in my figures. If the fingers one doesn’t quite get round enough, a quick switch and they are both perfectly shaped.
It takes a while to fry up that many meatballs. I remembered a middle school teacher say he would boil his burgers to reduce the fat in the burger. Well, I thought I would give it a try. So, I boiled some meatballs. They turned out ok. So, into the fry pan to finish off being browned. Perfect! I think I will make all my meatballs this way in the future.
I was done boiling my meatballs, and turned this pot off. I was looking at it, thinking, I already have a good start to a beef stock right there, lots of onions fell off the meatballs, they are starting to cook down already. So, I chopped up a carrot and a celery stock, and in they went. I turned the heat back on and will let it cook till I am ready to leave. Then into the fridge to seperate all that oil off the top, and into the freezer with it. Darn good Ramen Noodle Soup there!
It looks like I will need to make a half batch more of sauce. I don’t have enough to cover this up. I will make that in a few minutes. I gotta do dishes first.