If the answer is yes...then here is my very simple cooking instructions for just such a thing!
- 1 pound lean ground pork
- 2 tablespoon roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
- 3 tablespoons panko or breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- In a small sauce pan, heat up a splash of olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onions and fennel seeds and cook until the onions are translucent and slightly brown, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the onions and fennel seeds from the pan, set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, parsley, panko, egg, salt, pepper, and the cooled onions and fennel seeds. Mix well and shape into 1-inch size meatballs (about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons). Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot and shimmery. Add the meatballs to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd. Brown the meatballs on all sides, turning as needed, about 4-5 minutes per side, 20 minutes total. Check for doneness by cutting one open and ensuring there is no pink. Enjoy as an appetizer hot, or serve with your favourite sauce and pasta.