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Pork Meatballs with Basil and Brioche

November  8, 2016
Photo by Thirsty Radish
Author Notes

Small plates are great for tapas-style entertaining, appetizers, or a lively midweek meal. A menu of savory bites usually includes at least one meat option, and these pork meatballs with basil and brioche pack incredible flavor. While these meatballs are delicious on their own, they also can be served with a mustard cream or curry sauce. —Thirsty Radish

  • Makes about 25
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 to 2 slices of brioche
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a few turns ground pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, tear the brioche slices into small cubes. Add the pork, egg, basil, Parmesan, garlic, ground mustard, water, salt and a few turns of a pepper mill. Use your hands to combine the ingredients.
  3. Form rounded tablespoon sized meatballs and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

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