Saturday, February 6, 2016

【闽南粕丸】Hokkien Pok Nyee (Minnan Style Meatballs)





When I was young, Chinese New Year preparation is a very lengthy and tedious process. The elderly in the family will have to start weeks ahead to make ingredients for cooking for the reunion dinner.

Bak Nyee/Meatball is one of the tedious ones, it requires mincing pork butt with a butcher knife on a huge chopping board slowly before adding other ingredients. A few people will have to work together to take turns to make sure the pork was well minced. When one works on mincing the meat, others will chip in to peel garlics and shallots, which will later be added to the pork to be minced together.

The minced pork will then be seasoned with spices and salt, together with some crushed soda crackers (for crunchiness). The seasoned meat will be made into small balls and being thrown with force between two palms, just like how you would with playing throwing of balls. Doing this for around 10 times will result in a very round and solid meatball, which is chewy in texture.

The meatball is a very good dish on its own after frying, the leftover could be make into different kind of dishes too.


400 克 猪腿肉 (或 肥瘦混合的肉末)

50 克 红葱头(切碎)

30 克 蒜头 (切碎)

35 克 (四片) 的 苏打饼  


1/3 小勺 

1 小勺 生抽

1 大勺 薯粉

1/4 小勺 胡椒粉

1/4 小勺 五香粉

1/2 (打散)

400 gm pork butt meat(or lean and fat blend minced pork)
50 gm Shallots(minced)
30 gm garlic(minced)
35 gm (4 slices)of Soda crackers

1/3 tsp Salt
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Tapioca Flour/Starch 薯粉
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
1/4 tsp Chinese five spice
1/2 egg (lightly beaten)

1. 把肉末剁好/搅好,红葱和蒜米切碎。苏打饼用食物料理机磨成细粉。

2. 把所有调味料和鸡蛋加入肉末里拌匀,加入切碎的葱蒜,加入苏打饼碎,用手大力搅拌上劲。静置20-30分钟。

3. 把手洗干净,沾点水,取一小勺的肉末,开始抛打肉丸。把肉团稍微搓圆之后,在左右掌上相互大力抛打,抛打大约十几下后,丸子就会越来越结实,越来越圆。

4. 把所有肉末依样抛打制作好后。把丸子入油锅,中火炸至金黄色即可。

1. Minced pork using machine/or if you used minced meat, just place it in a mixing bowl. Chopped/minced garlic and garlic, crushed soda crackers in a chopped into coarse powder.

2. Place all seasoning and egg into mixing bowl, together with minced shallot and garlic and soda cracker powder, mix the ingredients well and let it sit for 20-30 minutes.

3. Clean hands and wet palms with water, take a spoonful of meat mixture, shape it into a ball and start shrowing it to another palm, keep throwing back and forth for around 10 times until the meatball is in good round and solid shape.

4. Repeat until the mixture are all used up, deep fry at medium heat until golden in color.

此款肉丸因为加入苏打饼,炸好后外酥里嫩,非常好吃。The soda crackers gives very good crunch on the outside of meatballs, it is really delicious!

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