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Meat Ball With Running Egg

When I made wantons in the morning, some filling was left. And I didn’t have any plan to make more wantons, so I used those left minced chicken filling to cook this dish. I know there is a Scotch Egg. But I kind of cook it in a different way, especially the meat part. So I just called it “Meat Ball With Running Egg”. 🙂

Original wanton filling is : 200g minced chicken, 5 chopped Shiitake mushroom, 4 chopped water chestnuts, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 2 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp minced ginger.

There was about 1/4 left. To add more flavor to the meat part, I also add in 2 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion.

For the running egg. Boil some water ( doesn’t need to cover eggs, because eggs can be steamed too). When water boils, add in eggs. Cover the lid for 5 mins. Mine are cooked for 5 mins. If you want egg yolk to be more solid, you can cook 1-2 mins longer. Soak them into icing cold water immediately. Later remove the shell.

Divide meat into two balls. Place one meat ball on a plastic wrap, cover it with plastic. Use a rolling pin or palm to flatten it into a disc. Place egg in the center. Gently wrap egg with meat. Twist plastic wrap to make it into ball shape.

Roll meat ball in bread crumbs. Deep fry for about 5 mins or till golden brown.

Cheese is actually not a good choice to add in. Because when cheese melts, it leaks out easily. And the meat ball will stick to the bottom of frying pot. I have to be very very careful to separate meat ball from the pot. But, this dish is still very nice.

Look at these round and fat meat balls. Here comes the best part. Just take a knife and cut it into halves. Wow, running egg yolk burst out. YUM!

My husband loves it very very very very much. He said this dish combined egg and meat, it’s literally combined his two favorite ingredients.


Cheesy Meatball Pasta

For the meatball recipe, please refer to:


I used the recipe of beef patty for beef burgers.

Sometimes, I like to make some extra meatballs and freeze for later use. It’s very convenient.

1. Heat some oil in the pan. Add in meatballs and bring to brown.

2. Add in 1 cup of chopped tomato. Stir fry a bit.

3. Pour in 250 ml stock and 1/2 cup milk. Sprinkle 1 tsp mixed herbs. Bring to boil. Then simmer for 15-20 mins.

4. Add in 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

5. Stir to melt cheese and add in cooked pasta. Blend well.

6. Season with salt and black pepper.

Braise Meatball in Brown Sauce

This dish is famous in Huaiyang Cuisine. It has two Chinese names – 红烧狮子头Hong Shao Shi Zi Tou ( “Hong Shao” means braised in brown sauce, “Shi Zi Tou” means “lion head”. 🙂 of course, it doesn’t mean the real lion head.) and 四喜丸子Si Xi Wan Zi.

Si Xi Wan Zi actually belongs to Shandong cuisine. But it’s cooking method is same with braised meatball ( Hong Shao Shi Zi Tou). The difference is that there are four meatballs in Si Xi Wan Zi.

“Si Xi” means lucky, fortune, longevity, and joy. So this dish represents good wishes for life.

For meatball:

Minced pork 250g

Water chestnuts 50g

1/2 beaten egg

Bread crumbs 1 tablespoon

Minced ginger 1 tsp

White pepper 1/2 tsp

Light soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp

Dark soy sauce 1 tsp

Oyster sauce 1 tsp

Chop minced pork with ginger and water chestnuts till mixed together.

Add the rest ingredients into pork. Stir well till fully and evenly mixed.

Use hand to throw mixed pork into bowl several times to press the air out to make sure the meatballs won’t fall apart during cooking.

Divide minced pork into 4 parts and make them into meatballs.

1. Deep fry meatballs in oil. At first turn to high heat to let the meatballs shell becomes hard immediately. Then turn to low heat. Fry till golden brown. Take them out. Set aside to drain.

2. Add 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce in a pot. Pour in 1 cup water. Bring to boil.

3. Put meatballs in. Simmer for 15-20 mins with low heat.

4. Take the meatballs into plate. Add corn starch water into the pot. Turn to high heat to reduce the sauce.

5. Pour the sticky sauce over the meatballs.

Easy Meatball Cabbage Soup

Meatball here I used homemade ones.


First, boil stock ( I used chicken soup left before) in a deep pot.

When the soup boils, add meatballs in. Boil with low or medium heat for around 20 mins. Then add in cabbage and boil for another 10 mins. Season with some salt and serve.

Skillet Cheese Meatball

Meatballs I used are made by myself. Here is the link:


Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Heat skillet on the stove. Add in some oil. Fry meatballs till they turn golden brown.

Pour in half bottler of pasta sauce ( around 170g) with 2 tsp water. Heat for a little while to let each meatball coated with condensed sauce.

Put skillet into oven. Bake for 15 mins.

Then sprinkle cheese shreds over it. And heat for another 5 mins or till all cheese melts.

Take skillet out. Sprinkle grate Parmesan and parsley.

It tastes really grate.

Also the cheesy tomato sauce is a terrific match for bread.

Homemade Meatball & Meatball Spaghetti 

For meatball:

Minced pork 300g

Egg 1

Salt  1 tsp

Black pepper powder  1/2 tsp

Small onion 1 ( chopped and pan-fried first)

Bread crumbs 40g

Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl by hand.

Then make small meatballs.

Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry meatballs till golden brown. Then take them out.

Heat the oil left in the pan. Add in chopped garlic ( 2 cloves) and sauté.

Pour in pasta sauce ( I used around 170 g). And I also added 2 tsp water. Stir well.

Add meatballs in pasta sauce. Turn to low heat and keep stirring till sauce becomes very condensed.

Put cooked spaghetti into sauce. Sprinkle some black pepper granulate and mix well.

Serve with parsley and grate cheese.

My husband loves it very much.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatball

Chicken meatball was bought from supermarket.

1. Melt some butter in the pan. Put in chicken meatball. Pan fry them till the surface becomes a bit golden brown.

2. Add in 3 or 4 tsp tomato sauce and 2 tsp sugar. Stir them well to let meatball be coated with sauce.

3. Pour in water reaches half height of meatball.

4. Turn to medium low heat. Cover the pan with lid. Simmer for around 30 mins or till sauce becomes condensed. Flip them several times while simmering.

5. Once sauce becomes condensed, they are ready to serve.