Originally Posted by Caitlin71809
Thanks to everyone!
What do you put in meatballs, then?
I get a lot of recipes from America's Test Kitchen. They are almost always delicious, but apparently they follow unconventional methods!
Don't get me wrong, Americas Test Kitchen is fantastic. It's their job to use unconventional methods and form epic recipes. I mean, I just made a broc. cheese soup from them that was outstanding..however, their methods are not the only method.
really for meatballs you need some sort of ground meat..whatever combination of meat you want but you do want a good amount of fat in it. and I know a lot of people who just season it, make em into balls, bake em, pull them out and fry them a little.
but you can toss some onion, celery..whatever into em and shape em. the egg is nothing more then a binder (if my knowledge in this area serves me right..I could be wrong..I don't work with much meat)..but I do know that the protein in the meat itself is enough to hold it together as it cooks.