I've been busy lately because, you know, life happens, but here i am. Since I have been by myself for almost 2 days now, (hoorah!), I am compelled to survive on my own and while in the process of keeping myself alive, i decided to make a blog entry!
Living alone without my mom for awhile has been gratifying (oh lawd, i hope she doesn't read this) but of course, there's a downside of it. My mom is pretty much the chef in town so i'll probably starve to death if i don't do something. And cooking? I have negative skills of it. Tried making this and that, and it'll be either bland, burnt, too salty and I'll end up crying in the corner in hunger. HAHA.
Can you believe that? Well, i know how to bake, but, cook? Not much. So I decided to google easy recipes and found this heavenly website I've bookmarked ages ago and haven't checked out again!. http://panlasangpinoy.com/
So I am going to show to you Panlasang Pinoy's Sweet and Sour Meatball Recipe, my today's lunch... and dinner. I actually made half of what the recipe requires. I think I did justice to the meatballs. It was delicious!
Oh by the way, sorry for the crappy pictures, I lost my phone at that time and too tired/hungry to search for it.
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 piece raw egg
- 1/2 cup onion, minced
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1 cup bell pepper (red and green combined)
- 1 medium sized onion, quartered
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup carrot, sliced
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch diluted in 3 tablespoons of water
- 8 tablespoons cooking oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, minced onion, salt, ground black pepper, egg, and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly.
- Scoop about 1 to 2 tablespoons of mixture and form into a ball shaped figure. It depends on how big you want your meatballs but I want the kiddie-size (DONT JUDGE MEH!)
3. Heat a frying pan then pour-in 6 tablespoons of cooking oil.
4. When the oil is hot enough, pan-fry the ball-shaped mixture until the outer side turns brown.
5. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the fried meatballs on a serving plate or bowl. Set aside.
6. Heat a separate cooking pot then pour-in remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. (I tweaked this a bit, I just used the same oil from the meatballs to make it flavorful.)
7. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic.
8. Add the quartered onion, sliced carrot, and bell peppers then cook for 2 minutes.
9. Put-in the tomato ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar then stir.
10.Pour-in water and let it boil.
11. Add the cornstarch diluted in water and cook until desired thickness is reached.
13. Serve and DON'T share.:D
So there you have it! It was really delicious and so easy to make. Worth a try! Nom nom nom.