Tradition

Chinese myenzas, meat balls.

Chinese myenzas, meat balls.

For lovers of Oriental cuisine, I want to present a recipe for a delicious, hearty and appetizing Chinese meat snack called myenzi. Myenzas are small balls of minced meat and deep-fried carrots. How to prepare a savory snack according to the recipe of Chinese cuisine, you can learn from my detailed, step-by-step recipe with photos.
meat (pulp) – 500 g; carrots-300 g; soy sauce-100 ml; vegetable oil-500-600 ml; flour-250 g.
To make myenzy, any meat is suitable, as long as it is the flesh without bones. In my version of the recipe, I used young veal and the finished dish turned out delicious and juicy. But as the meat base of the dish, you can safely take both beef and pork.
How to cook mienzi-deep-fried Chinese meat balls.
And so, we start cooking and first we clean the meat from the hymen, cut it into very small pieces. The size of the pieces of meat, ideally, should not be more than 0.5 by 0.5 cm.
Next, peel the carrots and grate them on a grater for Korean carrots.
In a bowl, put the meat, carrots, pour all this soy sauce, mix and let it brew for ten minutes.
In the next step, add flour to the meat. It is better to do this little by little, thoroughly mixing each portion of the added flour.
The result is such a mass.
The preparation for the mienza is put in the refrigerator for half an hour, so that the flour gives the gluten.
We will deep-fry the meat balls. If you don’t have a deep fryer in your kitchen arsenal, you can use an ordinary thick-walled frying pan with high sides.
Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan and make a large fire. When the oil warms up, with wet hands we tear off small pieces of minced meat (the size of a cherry) and put them in a frying pan at a small distance from each other.
Fry the mienzas over high heat on one side for three minutes.
Then, turn the balls over and fry them as much on the other side.
It is very convenient to turn the meat balls with the help of sushi sticks.
To remove excess vegetable oil, spread the finished myenzas first on paper napkins.
The Chinese-style meatballs turned out to be very appetizing. Pleasantly crunchy on the outside, they kept the juicy meat inside.
You can present the guests with meat balls with a side dish of potatoes or rice.
Also, toasted and hearty myenzas can be served simply with vegetables, herbs and fresh bread.
Bon appetit, everyone!