06 April 2005

Cooking class: meatballs

There are many people out there, I'm sure, who would like to try their hand at cooking, but has found it to be too cumbersome a task, what with the welding of the knives and the requisite hazardous component of using fire!

I, likewise, marveled at the ingenuity and creative output that cooking does. And when I was able to boil water without burning it, I felt it my duty to also share my newfound ability to cook. Sure, I only have a few hours on hands-on experience, but hey, I was able to boil eggs after I boiled water. That should amount to something.

So I will occasionally feature simple yet delightful recipes from time to time in this blog. I have another one coming up after this (that of scrambled eggs), but that's another blog. For today, we will discuss how to make meatballs.

Meatballs are excellent things. You can eat them as they are (with your favorite dip), or put it in spaghetti, or in soup-based dishes. And it's simple to make. Yummy!

1 big carrot
1/2 kilo ground beef
celery, chopped
1 medium-sized onion
Salt and pepper to taste
canola oil

Grate the carrot.
Grate the onion. Shed tears if you must. But it's not part of the ingredients.
Mix the carrot, onions, and celery with the ground beef.
Add a dash of salt and pepper.
Mash with your hands (the fun part)

Now, form the mixture into balls. You may use your hands, but we found it more challenging if you use two spoons. Juggle the meaty mush into balls. Heat the
canola oil in the frying pan over low-to-medium heat. Drop the meatballs into the pan. It's great if the meatballs get submerged in the hot oil. Pierce the meatballs so the inside gets cooked as well.

When the meatballs turn brown (I like it dark brown), it's time to get it off the oil.

Grab a plateful of rice and enjoy!


  1. watson...since you have a new found love---->cooking. any photos to be posted here...with you in apron and chef's hat? ;)

  2. I love meatballs and just cooked some last week. However, I broil mine in the oven for fifteen minutes or so and then slow cook them in a crockpot with barbecue sauce and serve over rice.

  3. hmmmm..i cant beleive master has a thing for cooking now! Nagmana yan sa akin eh! hehehehe...meatballs is a very versatile delicacy, you can put it in spaghetti, make sweet and sour sauce with it, or put some thai chili sauce with it and make it as pulutan! Just stock some up in the freezer for further use. I feel so much like Nigella right now :) YUM! YUM!!

  4. ey watson!nagutom naman ako sa pic ng meataboleeee niyo!! it looks yummy lalo na with steaming rice.. i miss rice!

  5. Bakit mukhang sunog?

  6. Hello Amie! I don't have a big beard and mustache e! Di bagay mag-apron. hehe

    Hello Mr. Abbey. Oooh, that's a more tedious way of cooking it, but I'm sure the result is sumptious!

    Hello Nigella Bites. Meatballs with beer! Yay!

    Hi Dessagirl! You miss rice? Uuuyy dietttt...

    Jgotangco! That's what the others in the office also said! hahaha. I like it very very well done kasi. May crunchy outside.

  7. hi. just dropping by. nagutom ako sa pagbabasa ha :)


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