Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Night Food Porn

Homemade Meatballs

Homemade meatballs? Well, of course homemade...right? I always assumed most people make their own meatballs, not buy them from the frozen food section of the supermarket. Man, was I wrong. This week on one of the forums I frequent, a debate about pre-made frozen meatballs got rather heated. I was on the side of: frozen meatballs are not good. They don't look good, they don't smell good, and they don't taste good. I don't care how much bacon you put on them, or how much sauce they are swimming in, they are still pre-made, frozen meatballs. I guess that makes me a 'food snob.' That's cool with me, I've been called much worse. During this debate people said that frozen meatballs are just as good as homemade and are much easier. Easier? Is it hard to make meatballs? I'm seriously asking, because Kris makes the meatballs in our house.

"Kris?" I said.

"Yes?"

"Can you make some meatballs tonight?"

"Sure. I just need to pick up a few things at the store, I was going anyway."

"Cool."

Wow! That was easy. She came back from the store with some 85/15 ground beef, added in some seasoning, rolled up some balls, cooked them on high heat in the oven, and then tossed them into a simple homemade sauce. They made some damn good meatball sliders.

4 comments:

Ted Lorson said...

I totally agree with you on this. Not to say we haven't eaten frozen meatballs. I'm not proud of it, but sometimes laziness takes over when you work way too much. But I will take a good homemade meatball 100 times out of 100 if given the chance.

They look awesome by the way...

YankeeBBQ said...

Save the Bacon !

Transformer BBQ said...

I heard maggie got into some trash and was making moinkballs...

gaga said...

Those are gorgeous! My meatballs never turn out that beautiful, and neither do my pics. Yours look great!