Panko Crusted Potato Meatballs

I must admit that this might be one of my all time favorite dishes. I L*O*V*E it!!! Once again the inspiration for this dish came from our amazing honeymoon in Italy. Practically everything went wrong on that honeymoon including missed planes, lost wallets, keys, our minds.........you name it EXCEPT for the F*O*O*D and thank God because it's pretty much the sole reason we went to Italy in the first place. TO EAT!!! And we did!! 
So these meatballs were inspired by a little place in Venice that we found that specialized in Meatballs, but not just any meatballs, whipped fried potato meatballs. They were so good we ate an order at the restaurant and took some to go for lunch the next day and even went back a third time, probably one of the more memorable food experiences of my life. I know I''m crazy but I get very emotional about food...........So here is my rendition of the fried potato meatballs. They don't even come close to the ones in Venice but they are still D*I*V*I*N*E if I do say so myself. 

You could easily use a canned sauce if you wanted to make your life a lot easier but I never do that. I'm a pretty big stickler when it comes to FRESH ingredients. So I always like to use this basic tomato sauce recipe. 

Ingredients for Meatballs:
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 lb ground veal
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 lb ground beef
4 tablespoons chopped flat leave parsley (or curly parsley)
1/4 cup water
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup ground Parmesan cheese
2 cups panko bread crumbs (set these aside in a seperate bowl)
5-6 cups oil (I like to use 1/2 olive ans 1/2 canola)
Salt and pepper

Recipe for meatballs

Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minuets or until tender. Remove from heat and mash. In a large bowl mix all above ingredients EXCEPT PANKO BREADCRUMBS. Set those aside in a separate bowl.  Now mash everything together with potato masher or mix with hands. Once thoroughly mixed roll into 3-4 inch balls and roll in Panko breadcrumbs. Set on a baking sheet. Now heat (medium high) oil in a large, deep frying pan. Make sure oil is hot before placing meatballs in. Fry meatballs on each side for about 10 minuets. They should be golden brown. Do not try to turn them early or they will fall apart. Remove from pan and let cool on paper towels. 

And I was in such a good mood after making this delightful meal that even my ill behaved beasts each got their very own meatball...........


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28 comments:

mizzlizzbeck said...

That looks so tasty! It's kind of a gnocci/meatball mashup. Yum! Guess what's for dinner tonight...

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

That looks soo good.

Jamie said...

Thank you for following me! I'm on a diet and really should not have read this post. Now I'm drooling.

sweet & lovely crafts said...

Thanks for following me too! I can't wait to try these meatballs- they look delicious.

Desie said...

Looks so delicious, I've been on a spaghetti and meatball kick....can't wait to try these tasty meatballs ;) Always such a inspiration looking at your blog!

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OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Wow ~ These look yummy! Know my hubby would like, so will have to try soon! Great Giveaways too ~ And thanks for stopping by my Blog! I'm one of your new Followers now too! :)

Fiona said...

That looks so yummy. I am drooling.
Thank you so much for following my blog, and I have to say I adore yours. It looks fab. So will be popping over lots.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Fiona

Britney said...

Yummo! I will be making this soon =) thanks for sharing!

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Following u back Mama! love your giveaways! I entered 4 out of 5 of them! :)

Jill said...

Those look devine! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm happily following back. Have a great weekend!

Jill

Elaine said...

Hanna....following you back...can't wait to browse around your blog. I've never heard of the potato meatballs. Wow, they look delicious. I'm definitely putting them on my "to try very soon" list! :)

Erin* said...

Love this!!

Darlene said...

HI Hanna, Thanks for following me. I'm following you back. Your potato meatballs look delicious! I'm going to have to give them a try!

Sara Cart said...

Hello, Thank you for visiting Homeschool Healthy and congrats on number 2. (Hubby and I are still trying...) Your blog looks interesting, but I'm sorry I can't really enter any of your giveaways. I have a 16 month old boy.

Kelly said...

That sounds so unbelievably amazing!! I need to try this!

Paula Schuck said...

Aw, is that you at 29 weeks? So cute! Thanks for following thriftymommastips. I am a new follower. I will be back to visit.

Paula

3creativechics said...

I just love your blog, it is so cute. Thanks for visiting mine and I am following you back.

Erin said...

I am following you back! Looks like I will be trying your meatball recipe this weekend....they look so delicious!

Kayte said...

Thanks for visiting my place and following. I'm really enjoying your blog. Those pictures of your food prep and cooking are great. I'm following you back.

Auntie E said...

Oh these look and sound wonderful.
Auntie E's Kitchen

Alison's Book Marks said...

Thank you for hopping by my book blog! This post caught my eye and now I have a craving for nonna's meatballs! I'm not sure how she would feel about the potatoes in there, but I'll try it!

Suggestion: If you make your simple tomato sauce before you start mixing ingredients for your meatballs, add about 1/2 a cup of tomato sauce into the meatball mixture and adjust breadcrumbs/dry ingredients. I also put my meatballs into the tomato sauce as they're done browning (after a brief trip to a bed of paper towels to get rid of any excess grease). What my mom used to do after all the meatballs are done frying, drain off the fat from the pan, add back some sauce into the frying pan and get up the bits of meat that may have stuck to the pan. Add THAT back into the sauce...yum.

karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs said...

Thanks for sharing this scrumptious recipe, Hanna!! I will be forwarding it to my husband, who is the cook in the family!! (ha-ha). We're having pasta tonight (with homemade sauce ~~ only way to eat sauce!!), but it may be too late to start these meatballs. Will definitely try them another night!!!

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Oh wow, that looks so good!

Just stopping by, and I'm a new follower! Come on over when you get the chance!
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PEACHES said...

Oooooo these look amazing!!!!!

tt.scraps said...

These look yummo!!! :)

dining table said...

The meatballs are so pretty! I like them paired in pasta! So delicious when together.

Raw_Girl said...

Such pretty meatballs! And I'm vegan. :)

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