This is another one of my mom’s recipes. Yay! When my family lived in the peaceful country, because of my father’s job (teacher), my mom used to make a lunch box and deliver it to him at school. In the morning, I woke up with this awesome smell. “Wow, mom is cooking meat balls for dad’s lunch box. @.@” I sat next to her and enjoyed watching her cook. Of course, I could sample this delicious food before my father tried it. hehe … My father also loved this food. This was a good memory for me. Do you also have any special memories from your mom’s wonderful food?
Yield: 2 Dozen Meatballs
Short Korean Lesson
- Saek (색) = Color
- MoYang (모양) = Shape
- 2 Cups (14 oz) Ground Beef
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cooking Wine
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- ¼ Cup Flour
- ½ Cup Korean Breadcrumbs
- 1 Egg
In a bowl, combine 2 cups of ground beef, 2 Tbsp of minced garlic, ½ tsp of salt, 1 tsp of cooking wine, ½ tsp of soy sauce, and ¼ tsp of black pepper. Mix and set it aside for 10 minutes.
Take a spoonful of beef, and make a small ball.
Place ¼ cup of flour on a plate. Cover the meatballs with the flour.
Break and mix 1 egg in a bowl and cover the meatballs with the egg.
Place ½ cup of breadcrumbs on a plate. I recommend Korean or Japanese breadcrumbs for this recipe since American breadcrumbs are different. Cover the meatballs with breadcrumbs. Firmly cover them several times so they become crispier.
In heated oil, drop some pieces of breadcrumbs to check the oil temperature. If the breadcrumbs float right after you drop them, the oil is hot enough to fry the meatballs.
When you add the meatballs into the hot oil, be careful not to burn yourself.
Deep-fry the meatballs until they become golden brown.
Before serving, leave the fried meatballs on paper towels to help get rid of some of the oil for a minute. Since it is meat, cut a meatball in half and make sure it is cooked.
This recipe will be salty enough to eat without any other sauce, but if you want, you can dip this in ketchup or honey mustard sauce. We usually eat them just plain. Enjoy! =D