How many meatball recipes have you seen that don’t require egg? These juicy pork meatballs are eggless and come with a gluten and dairy free option too!
I haven’t looked too hard myself, but from what I know most of the meatball recipes out there do call for eggs, so I thought: why not make those allergic to eggs happy! And I’d make one up.
Generally speaking, egg is used as a binder for mince – otherwise your meatballs, meatloaf and rissoles may fall apart when cooked. Silken tofu can be used as a substitute, but not everyone is into trying things like that so what are the options?
Well, here is one: skip the eggs altogether and use a mixture of bread and milk instead. Unless you are Jewish, in which case you can’t or you could using non-dairy milk. Which is also true for those allergic to dairy. So by way of deduction, I have just realised that the following recipe is dairy and egg free. And if you use gluten free bread it will be gluten-free as well! And your meatballs will be suuuuuper juicy, guaranteed.
One word of advice though, since these will be much more fragile than their egg-bound cousins, be very gentle when cooking them. High heat will be your best friend. It will help seal them and prevent them from breaking when tossed in the soup later. Other than that we should be set.
Even for someone who doesn’t like thin rice vermicelli too much, Mr Chipconnoisseur left me most favourable review of the dish and the kids, perhaps encouraged a little by, quote: meatbaaaaaaalllls! unquote, left their bowls clean as well.