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A meatball is a ball of minced meat and other ingredients, such as bread, breadcrumbs, minced onion, various spices, or eggs, usually fried in a pan, or baked in an oven. Except for size and shape, meatballs are very similar to meatloaf.
There are many kinds of meatball recipes with different kinds of spices. How you make your meatballs and which fat you fry them in depend as much on your cultural background as on your individual taste.
Swedish meatballs (Köttbullar from Swedish cuisine) are an example of meatballs made with beef and/or pork. Ground veal has often been substituted for beef. Liver is sometimes ground together with the meat for texture. Lard is used rather than butter in some traditional recipes.
While some meatballs are mostly made of meat and ingredients to cement the ball, other may include other ingredients. For example, the fried meatballs of Albanian cuisine (also called Qofte të fërguara) include feta cheese.
The Japanese Hamburger Steak or "hanbagu" is based on similar ingredients.
See also: mince
- Some meatballs recipes are available at Wikibooks
- Italian meatballs recipe on Italian fried meatballs in cooks.com
- Italian meatballs after the ravioli.
- Traditional Swedish meatballs served at a julbord.
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