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Old 04-04-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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What is the Ideal Size For A Meatball?

What size do you like to make your meatballs?

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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My meatballs usualy look like tennis balls. I try not to make them that big but i don't have the paitance to make little tiny ones.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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I like mine bite sized.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:37 AM   #4
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i like mine bite sized too
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:28 AM   #5
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I use a measuring tablespoon when I make mine. They come out just a little bigger than bite size.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:23 AM   #6
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Another vote for bite-sized.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:54 AM   #7
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I make mine different sizes, If I'm making them for the hunting shack I make lg ones for the guys, at least a couple bits. It also depends on what I'm making the meat balls for.We love meat balls and mashed potatoes so I then make them large and If I make them for over egg noodles I make sm ones and also for spaghetti.
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:52 AM   #8
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For me it depends but I guess they come in 4 varieties

Tiny, like the size of a quarter. These get nice and toasty and firm when frying them in their own fat. Great for latter adding to something with a broth.

Tiny, rolled: I roll them between my palms so they look like tiny sasages (kinda like vienna sausages). I just think it's a more dynamic presentation.

Ping pong ball: usually for my mexican dishes. Big enough to eat in a couple of bites (if you have manners) but not huge.

1 cup. Literally a cup of meat is about as big as I'll go. These I will steam or boil and well the meatball ends up being the meal itself (for example with tomato sauce over pasta or one big meatball in a bowl of soup).
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:20 AM   #9
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Walnut sized
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:36 AM   #10
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I think there is really no ideal size per se. Of course you have to consider cooking time and if it is too big the outside might be overcooked, while inside is still undercooked. I like to meke the meatbawls about 3/4 of an inch let them grow a bit in the pot. And anyway size doesn't matter.
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