Spicy Meatless Meatballs
Add spice and heft to your spaghetti with these meatless meatballs. Serve with pasta or on hoagies with sauce and cheese.
- Serves: 48 persons
- 1cup rolled oats
- 4cups cooked rice
- ⅔cup milk
- 2medium onions, diced
- ⅔cup dry bread crumbs
- ½cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼cup cornmeal
- 4large eggs
- 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2tablespoons dried oregano
- 2tablespoons garlic powder
- 1teaspoon salt
- ½teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1cup oil for frying, or as needed
Step 1Grind oats in a food processor until fine. Add cooked rice and milk; mix until pureed. Add onions, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, cornmeal, eggs, flour, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; pulse until thoroughly combined.
Step 2Roll about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture to make about 48 meatballs. Place in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
Step 3Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop meatballs in batches into the hot oil, and fry until heated through and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.