Thai Style Pork Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons lemongrass (minced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • Dipping Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    • 2 green onions (thinly sliced)
    • 1 teaspoon cilantro (chopped)
    • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
    • 1 garlic clove (minced)
    • 1 small chili pepper (de-seeded and finely chopped(

Directions

Stir together all ingredients for the dipping sauce and set aside.

Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs thoroughly and roll into tablespoon sized balls with wet hands. Makes about 25.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan on medium. Cook the meatballs while stirring often until browned from all sides and cooked through. This takes about 15-20 minutes.

Serve the meatballs as appetizer with the dipping sauce, or as main course with cooked rice or pasta.

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