Romanian Meatballs (Chiftele)


2 lb ground pork
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 small onions or 1 large one, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 potatoes grated
2 eggs
½ cup bread crumbs, I used Panko
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup parsley finely chopped
¼ cup dill finely chopped
oil for frying

In a skillet add the tbsp of oil and saute the onions and garlic until tender. Add the grated potato and cook for a few minutes until it becomes tender. Let this cool.

In a large bowl, add the onion/potato mixture, ground pork, eggs and breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, add the chopped parsley and chopped dill and mix well.

You can form these into balls, or traditionally they are formed into small patties.

Add oil to a large skillet and fry the meatballs on all sides.

Serve over spaghetti, or mashed potatoes.