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japanese-style meatballs

  • Makes: 18
  • Calories: 977 kcal
  • Total Time: 25 m
    • Prep: 10 m
    • Cook: 15 m
  • Japanese: Niku-dango
Japanese-Style Meatballs


  • 300 g ground pork, chicken or beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 800 ml water
Step 1

step 1:

Mix the ground meat, egg, 1 tablespoon water, potato starch, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form into 18 (2.5-cm) balls.

Step 2

step 2:

Pour 800 ml water into a pan. Bring to a boil and add the balls. Cook for 8 minutes. Remove from pan and drain in a colander.

Step 3

step 3:

Add the soy sauce and sugar to a pan or a frying pan. Bring to a boil. Add the balls and mix gently. Cook about 2 minutes on medium heat.



This dish is very healthy because it is boiled instead of fried.