Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Vegetable oil

  2. 1 lb Ground pork

  3. 1 lg Egg

  4. 1/2c Dry-roasted peanuts,

  5. Finely chopped 1/4c Chopped fresh cilantro or Parsley

  6. 3/4ts Salt

  7. 3 3/4oz Pkg. cellophane noodles

  8. (see note)

  9. 1/2c Chunk-style peanut butter

  10. 1 tb Grated lemon peel

  11. 1/4ts Ground red cayenne pepper

  12. 1 sm Cucumber,sliced

  13. 1 sm Carrot, peeled and thinly

  14. Sliced or cut into thin

  15. Sticks Fresh cilantro or parsley

  16. Sprigs, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. + Pour oil into 3 qt.

  2. saucepan to depth of 1";heat over medium-high heat to 375 degrees.

  3. Meanwhile,in large bowl,combine pork,egg,ground peanuts,chopped cilantro and salt.

  4. Using hands or wooden spoon,blend well.

  5. Shape mixture into 1" balls.

  6. In 12" skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tbsp.

  7. oil;add meatballs.

  8. Cook about 12 minutes,turning frequently until well browned on all sides.

  9. Add 1 cup water,stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet;bring to boil.

  10. Reduce heat to low.

  11. Simmer,covered,5 to 10 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.

  12. Meanwhile,add noodles,a small amount at a time,to hot oil in saucepan; cook each batch about 20 seconds until puffed and double in size.

  13. Using a slotted spoon,remove noodles to paper towel to drain.

  14. When meatballs are cooked,stir in peanut butter,grated lemon peel and ground red pepper;cook about 1 minute longer until heated through.

  15. Arrange fried noodles on serving platter.

  16. Spoon meatballs over noodles;arrange cucumbers and carrots decoratively around edge.

  17. Garnish with cilantro sprigs,if desired.

  18. Makes 4 servings.

  19. Note:Cellophane noodles are sometimes called bean thread noodles and can be found in the Oriental sections of supermarkets.


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