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Meatballs are awesome. You can enjoy eating it by itself, or you can make certain dishes using it. Talong bola bola is a type of meatball composed of eggplant and ground pork. This makes a perfect appetizer. It is crisp on the outside and it tastes yummy. I suggest having it with dipping sauce to make your eating experience more pleasurable.
I enjoy eating meatballs. Spaghetti with meatballs and sweet and sour meatballs are some of my favorite meatball dishes. I thought of experimenting by adding a vegetable component to the regular meatballs in order to make it more budget friendly. Since eggplants are fairly priced in the market, this was the first veggie that I thought of using.
It might not sound like your conventional meatball, but there are several reasons why I liked it. Cost is one of these. The overall price to make it is less compared to traditional meatball. I also like the texture. It is crisp on the outside, while soft and nice inside.
Making this dish is easy. The only thing that needs preparation are the eggplants. I first boil the eggplants until soft, and then peel each piece and chop it into small pieces. From there, all the ingredients are combined and the mixture is shaped into a ball. Dredge each ball in breadcrumbs and then deep fry for 8 minutes using low heat.
Talong bola bola is intended as an appetizer dish. However, this can also be enjoyed as a main dish. It goes well with rice. I usually have it withbanana ketchup as a condiment. Make sure to consume it within 15 minutes after frying for best results.
Try this quick and easy talong bola bola recipe. Let me know what you think.
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup banana ketchup
- Boil water in a cooking pot. Add eggplant. Cover and continue to boil for 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from the pot and let it cool down. Peel the skin off the eggplant and chop into small pieces.
- Arrange the eggplant in a bowl. Add ground pork, onion, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, egg, and all-purpose flour. Mix until all ingredients are well blended.
- Heat oil in a cooking pot using low fire.
- Scoop a portion of the mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs. Deep-fry for 8 minutes. Remove from the pot and arrange on a wire rack. Note: continue to perform this step until the entire mixture is consumed.
- Prepare the dipping sauce by combining mayonnaise and banana ketchup. Mix well.
- Transfer the fried meatballs and dipping sauce on a serving plate and bowl respectively. Serve. Share and enjoy!