Sunday, September 13, 2009

Taro Meatballs

I love dishes made from Yam or Taro and if I see a dish using Taro I will definitely try it out. I saw this dish Ngor Hiang with Yam/taro at The Little Teochew blog I know I just have cook it. I simplified the recipe using whatever ingredients I have in the fridge. I don’t have beancurd skin in hand so I just shape it into round balls and fried it. For the full version of the recipe you can check it out here . If you love yam/taro you will love this dish. These meatballs are crispy on the outside, soft, tender and very flavorful on the inside. I will definitely make this again but next time it will be with the beancurd skin.


1 pound ground lean pork or any ground meat of your choice
½ pound of shrimps – shelled, deveined and finely chopped
200 grm of taro – peel, steamed and mashed
6 water chestnut – cut into small cubes
1 small carrot – finely grated
3 spring onions – cut small
1 egg
2 tbsp of cornstarch
1 tsp five spice powder (optional)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
½ tsp pepper
Salt to taste

1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together and put it aside in the fridge to marinate for an hour.
2. Shape the meatballs into desire size and deep fried it in medium heat until cooked and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note : If you prefer to bake them, make sure you drizzle them with a little olive oil before baking them in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes or until cooked through


vanillasugarblog said...

I would eat these cold the next day. Love love love this. Very flavorful.

Little Inbox said...

I would love to have it as my finger food. :)

Anh said...

Beautiful dish! Thanks for sharing!!!

Zue Murphy said...

Macam bergedil ya. But instead of using potato, you use yam/taro. Emmm.. it looks delicious. BTW, what is bean curd skin?

MommyChubby said...

Yam...yam...! Thank you for sharing. My son asked me to make it now.

Anonymous said...

Oh yam meatballs! I saw the same recipe from The Little Teochew as well. How clever it is to turn it to meatball receipe!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Not only the meatball look nice, even the photo also look awesome, I like the photos with spoon in a row, look exactly like those in Food magazine..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this kind of meat balls, I can have a few at one go. I so love the taro too, should give this a try with bean curd skin.

Jessica said...

I've never cooked anything with taro, so this may be a good time to start. :) The meatballs look delicious!

kirbie said...

I love taro! I never thought of putting it in meatballs. I'm going to try this out. Thanks!

pigpigscorner said...

I haven't cooked yam in ages! This sounds yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, yes it is.

Little inbox, make some :)

Anh, thank you.

Zue, ya you are right. Macam bergedil sikit. Bean curd skin tu Fu chook.

Mommy Chubby, you are welcome.

Ellie, thank you.

Sonia, thank you, thank you :)

LCOM, another taro lover :)

Jessica, you should try it out.

Kirbie, hope you like the meatballs.

Pigpig, try this out. Is really good :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Wow, those look amazing! They must be packed with flavor.

Elin Chia said...

This can be addictive finger clever of you to make them into meatballs...who doesn't love yam :) Thanks for sharing this, Gert :)

Unknown said...

wow must be tasty and wonderfully chewy. yum yum yum

mycookinghut said...

This is a good idea, Gertride. Looks yummy!! I like to dip in chili sauce.. some people say that I have to eat everything with chili sauce :(

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Sorry, I just saw this. I really take my hat off to you for being so creative and resourceful. This is a fantastic dish on its own and looks so mouthwatering. You're really amazing!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Alisa, thank you.

Elin, you are welcome.

Rita, this meatballs is really flavorful.

Leemei, we Malaysian like to dip everything in chili sauce :)

Little Teochew, thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

Christelle said...

Yummy lovely! and great photos too :)

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you.