Tempura Meatballs

Miriam Pascal Recipe By
  • Cooking and Prep: 1.5 h
  • Serves: 12
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Meatballs are traditionally thought of as comfort food — cooked in sauce and served over spaghetti. This new take on meatballs elevates them into perfect party food — and of course, there’s no better time to serve fried party food than Chanukah!

 

Yields 2-3 dozen meatballs

Ingredients (15)

Meatballs

Tempura Batter

Dipping Sauce

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Prepare the Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. To prepare the meatballs: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.

  3. Form meat mixture into balls about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and place on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  4. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray and bake for about 15 minutes, until cooked through. Set aside to cool for about 10–20 minutes.

Prepare the Tempura Batter and Fry

  1. Whisk together flour and cornstarch in a large bowl. Add egg white and seltzer and whisk until a thick, smooth batter is formed.

  2. Heat about an inch of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. (To prevent burning, add a piece of carrot to the pan while you fry.)

  3. Dip each meatball into tempura batter, then fry for about a minute per side, until lightly golden. Don’t overcrowd the pan or the meatballs will stick together — fry them in small batches.

  4. To prepare the sauce: combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve with meatballs.

Tip:

Plan ahead: You can fry these ahead of time, then re-warm in the oven just before serving. Reheat in a single layer on a baking pan, uncovered, to ensure maximum crispness.

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  • Goldie Samet

    Tempura Meatballs

    Can these be frozen?or will they become soggy?

    Will they still be crispy if I freeze them and rewarm?
    Posted by Goldie10 |May 20, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    You can definitely freeze them but they won't be as crispy as when you first fry them. I would recommend freezing them battered and unfried and then frying them right before serving.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|May 25, 2020
    0
  • Devorah

    Tempura Meatballs

    course?

    Can you serve this as an appetizer on y"T?
    Posted by devorah1990 |April 24, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Maybe on a bad of greens with a dipping sauce next to it. Yum!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 25, 2018
    0
  • Lily Trujillo

    Tempura Meatballs

    Hanukkah hit !

    “Fried” ,easy, practical, delicious; I paired it with mash potatoes, gravy and some pasta salad. The ‘duck sauce’ was a hit as well. Thank you.
    Posted by Mhumhu |December 13, 2017
    0
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  • Goldie Samet

    Tempura Meatballs

    Can these be frozen?or will they become soggy?

    Will they still be crispy if I freeze them and rewarm?
    Posted by Goldie10 |May 20, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    You can definitely freeze them but they won't be as crispy as when you first fry them. I would recommend freezing them battered and unfried and then frying them right before serving.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|May 25, 2020
    0
  • Devorah

    Tempura Meatballs

    course?

    Can you serve this as an appetizer on y"T?
    Posted by devorah1990 |April 24, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Maybe on a bad of greens with a dipping sauce next to it. Yum!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 25, 2018
    0

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