Last Sunday, I made meatballs. I followed a recipe taken from one of those mini cookbooks you can get at bookstores. The only thing I didn’t have was mint leaves and I think yogurt. The recipe is simple. Mix, by hand, minced meat of choice (in my case beef), bread crumbs, a beaten egg, garam masala (a mix of Indian powdered spices like cardamom and cumin) salt and finely minced garlic and onion. Form into balls and then fry in olive oil. The result? Juicy yet crispy on the outside. Love it. Then, I realised even though the onions were very finely sliced, they were still visible. So, for the picnic, I opened a jar of ready made pasta sauce, diluted it a bit, added some more seasoning and spooned some of the tomato sauce over the meatballs. They were lovely and even The Boy ate it with gusto.

Raw meatballs
Meatballs frying in olive oil
Fried Meatballs
Meatballs in tomato sauce and served with salad.