This tasty finger food is great for parties or gatherings. I remember eating something similar at a wedding banquet but I forgot what was in the balls so I recreated something with whatever I have in the freezer. If you're not a fan of sliced almonds you can always roll it out in tiny little white bread cubes.
1 pound of ground meat (can be chicken, pork, turkey or beef)
½ pound shrimps – shell and deveined
1 medium size carrot – peel and grated
10 water chestnuts – cut into small cubes
3 green onions – cut small
2 tbsp of cornstarch
2 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine – optional
Salt and white pepper to taste
1 ½ cups sliced almond
1. Add shrimp in a food processor, using the metal blade process it for a few seconds, until shrimp is pasty.
2. Remove and mix in all the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Let it marinate for an hour.
3. With a wet hand shape the mixture into 1 inch balls. Drop them into the almond slices and roll to coat. Do the same to the rest.
4. Heat up oil in a deep pan, turn the heat to medium and drop the balls into the oil carefully. Deep fry until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with some chili sauce.