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Pork Balls

Viva Vietnamese Restaurant

1 lb of ground pork, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced half of shallot onion, minced
2 Tbsp fish sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp of baking powder
4 cups canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, garlic, onion, fish sauce, sugar, pepper, baking powder and 1 Tbsp canola oil.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  4. Using a spoon, place 2 Tbsp of mixture in palm of hand.
  5. Squeeze gently together, making golfball-sized balls.
  6. Place ball on baking sheet.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all balls are made.
  8. Bake in oven for 30 minutes and remove.
  9. In a large sauce pan, heat remaining canola oil on med-high heat.
  10. Deep fry 5 pork balls for 4-5 mins and set aside.
  11. Fry remaining pork balls.
  12. Serve with deluxe vermicelli.

Yield 10 pork balls


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