Meatballs are a mixture of ground meat and selected ingredients, such as spices and vegetables, which are then seared, baked or fried. Although traditionally rolled by hand, meatball-forming machinery can be purchased for home or commercial meatball making. Tiny meatballs are a traditional cocktail snack and ingredient used in other Italian dishes, such as casseroles. With most meatball-rolling machinery, the smallest attainable meatball size is 5 grams. For attaining even tinier meatballs, you must alter the machinery or hand-roll your meatballs.
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Things you need
- Ground meat
- Minced spices or vegetables
- Meatball-rolling machine
Decide which meatball recipe you would like to use. Assemble the ingredients, and alter the ingredient quantities depending on how many meatballs you would like to make.
Mix with the ingredients with clean hands, food-preparation gloves or a large spoon in either the detached bowl from which the meatball machine will draw the mixture, or from an alternative bowl. If you mix the meatballs in a separate bowl, move the thoroughly integrated ingredients into the machine bowl.
Adjust the diameter setting on the meatball-forming machine to the tiniest possible diameter or meatball mass.
Test the meatball size by initiating the meatball-rolling machine and see if the first meatballs are tiny enough.
Turn on the meatball-rolling machine with the meatball mixture inside the machine's bowl. Make the meatballs, and transfer to a plate.
Bake, fry or sear the rolled tiny meatballs.
Making Tiny Meatballs With a Meatball Rolling Machine
Tips and warnings
- Hand-rolling your meatballs will allow you to make them of any size, tiny or large.
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