Recipe courtesy of Miriam Garron
Save Recipe Print
Porcupine Meatballs
Total:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
18 meatballs
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
18 meatballs
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Pulse the scallion, ginger and cilantro in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the pork, sherry, sesame oil, hot chili sauce, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the egg and half (1 1/4 teaspoons) of the ramen seasoning; process until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes. 

Heat 4 inches of vegetable oil in a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees. 

Soak the ramen noodles in a bowl of hot tap water for 5 minutes, flipping once; they should be pliable enough to pull apart without breaking. Drain well and pat dry. Carefully pull the strands apart; cover with plastic wrap. 

With dampened hands, shape 1 scant tablespoon of the pork mixture into a ball. Wrap and press some noodles around the ball, letting a bit of meat show through. Repeat with the remaining meat and noodles. 

Fry the meatballs in the hot oil in batches, adjusting the heat as needed, until the noodles are crisp and golden brown and the meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt. Serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping. 

Photograph by Yunhee Kim

More from:

Happy Hour

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Meatball Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Italian Meatball Sliders with Red Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Excellent Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Asian Pork Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Tequila BBQ Spare Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Porcupine Meatballs in Sauerkraut

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.