We make a lot of meatballs around here...they're cheap and relatively easy to make. I tend to bake them rather than fry ( I don't like standing over a frying pan for any length of time ). Tom loves them the next day in a sandwich when we have leftovers.
Makes about 18 golf ball size meatballs:
1 1/2 pounds ground meat ( I used equal parts of beef, pork and turkey)
1 medium onion, diced
1 Tbl butter
1 medium potato, peeled, cooked and mashed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Saute the onion in the butter until softened.
Thoroughly combine all the ingredients and chill for about an hour , or longer.
Shape into 18 golf ball size ball meatballs and bake at 350F for about 40 minutes.
Serve with a cream sauce made by cooking 2 Tbl flour in 2 Tbl butter. Slowly add 1 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup cream or 1/2 and 1/2. Cook until thickened ( add some instant flour if not thick enough). Stir in 1/4 tsp soy sauce and season with a little salt and pepper.
As an appetizer, roll small meatballs, cut the cooking time and serve in the cream sauce.