Crispy Laab Meatballs Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Frank Prewitt Published: March 4, 2021 Modified: March 5, 2021
Crispy Laab Meatballs Recipe


How to Make Crispy Laab Meatballs

These Thai laab meatballs are flavor-packed perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Loaded with ground pork and toasted rice powder with tangy and spicy notes.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Makes:
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Thai sticky rice, or jasmine rice, uncooked
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, torn into chunks, stem removed
  • 1 lb ground pork, preferably not lean
  • 1 tbsp galangal, minced
  • 3 tbsp lemongrass, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped, with stems
  • ¼ cup sawtooth coriander, or use more cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup small diced shallots
  • ½ tsp chili flakes, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • canola oil, for frying
  • mint, for serving
  • butter lettuce, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a dry pan, toast sticky rice and kaffir lime leaves over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the rice is a deep golden brown and the lime leaves are crisp.
  2. Let cool slightly and grind both the rice and the lime leaves in a mortar and pestle until fine.
  3. Combine pork, toasted rice powder, shallots, lemongrass, galangal, cilantro, sawtooth coriander, lime juice, fish sauce and chili flakes; mix well.
  4. Form loosely into 1½-inch balls and fry in 350 degrees F oil until browned.

  5. Serve on its own or make a wrap with a piece of lettuce and mint. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Taste the mix for seasoning by cooking up a small amount in the microwave or on a frying pan.

Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below

Related Recipes

easy meatball pasta
Meatball

Easy Meatball Pasta

Make your pasta dish extra special by adding these savory…
Total 55 mins
zucchini meatballs recipe
Meatball

Zucchini Meatballs

Made with grated zucchini, basil, and Pecorino Romano, these zucchini…
Total 45 mins
Meatball

Easy Meatballs

Welcome your guests with this easy meatballs recipe. Not to…
Total 35 mins
Meatball

Ricotta Meatballs

With tangy marinara sauce, these ricotta meatballs combine ground beef,…
Total 1 hr
chicken meatballs recipe
Meatball

Chicken Meatballs

Made with ground chicken, garlic, spices, and herbs, these chicken…
Total 30 mins
Meatball

Easy Meatball

Make some tasteful meatballs for dinner tonight with our easy-to-follow…
Total 30 mins
Advertisement
Continue Reading Below
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to