Romanian Meatballs
Chiftele

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 small onions or 1 large one, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced

  • 2 lb ground pork

  • 2 medium potatoes grated

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs I used Panko

  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup dill fresh, finely chopped

  • oil for frying

 

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  • Heat the tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic and saute until tender. Add the grated potato and cook for a few minutes until it becomes tender. Let this cool.

  • In a large bowl, add the onion/potato mixture, ground pork, eggs and breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, add the chopped parsley, chopped dill and mix well.

  • You can form these into balls, or traditionally they are formed into small patties.

  • Add oil to a large skillet and fry the meatballs on all sides.

  • Serve over spaghetti, or mashed potatoes.

 

Note:

these meatballs can also be baked. Bake at 400 F degrees for about 30 to 45 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe will yield about 40, give or take a few, depending on the size of your meatballs.