Image by:

Asian chicken balls

Recipe from: 26 October 2010
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
 
Serve these fragrant balls with a crisp salad, in pita pockets or in a broth-style soup.
 
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400
    g
    chicken mince
  • 1/2
    medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    tsp
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1
    cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 1
    cup
    grated baby marrows (about 4 large marrows)
  • 1
    Tbs
    fish sauce
  • 1
    Tbs
    finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1
    Tbs
    finely chopped fresh coriander
  • Milled pepper
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil or sesame oil
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Mix all ingredients together, except the oil.

Shape into small balls.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken balls for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat until firm and cooked through.

Drain on paper towel.

Serve as a snack with tomato or sweet chilli sauce for dipping or as part of a balanced meal with brown basmati rice and steamed vegetables.

Delicious things to add:

* Roll the raw chicken balls in sesame seeds before frying.

* Omit the Oriental flavours (ginger, chilli, fish sauce, coriander, mint) and add some finely chopped fresh parsley. Pop the chicken balls into a homemade tomato sauce (Best Basics, pg 132) and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C. Serve with wholewheat pasta or rice for an Italian take.

* Flatten the chicken balls into burger patty shapes and serve on a wholewheat seed roll with shredded cucumber, mashed avocado, pickled ginger and a little smear of reduced fat mayo.

 Things you should know:

* Freeze the chicken balls in portions and defrost as you need them.

* Don’t crowd the pan or the chicken will boil rather than fry. Rather cook the balls in batches.

* Reduce the fat content by baking the chicken balls in a preheated oven at 200°C for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

* To reduce the salt content leave the fish sauce out of this recipe

 

 

Read more on: poultry  |  shallow-fry  |  slow cook
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Sticky pineapple tart

2014-09-01 15:31
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Basic basil care
Basil wilts quickly, but will perk up when left in cool water for about 30 minutes. Then blot the leaves dry and store them at room temperature in a tightly sealed bag. If basil is stored in the refrigerator, it turns black.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 
/Food

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 
 
 

Restaurants

 
Blah Blah Bar (Cape Town)

Stop by this trendy project space in collaboration with the Erdmann Contemporary gallery for a creatively delicious drink or two.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Senior .Net Developer

Durban North Coast
Superb Employer Ltd

TECHNICAL BUSINESS ANALYST

Johannesburg CBD
E-Merge IT Recruitment
R800 000 Per Year

Market Developer

East Rand
Khanye Staffing Solutions
R10 000 - R18 000 Per Month

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Mind blowning low prices – As seen on TV

Save big on thousand of cool products at kalahari.com. offer valid while stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to 30% on homeware & appliances

Get mind blowing savings on a wide range of super cool appliances and homeware. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mellerware Vision Glass Cordless Kettle now R299

This neatly shaped glass kettle is presented with a beautiful blue light and stainless steel trimmings and offers attractive design and functionality to your kitchen area. Now R299. Buy now!

Mellerware Biltong King Food Dehydrator now R349

The Mellerware's Biltong Maker is exactly what you need to produce fresh and tasty dried fruit and biltong. Now R349! Buy now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.