Mini Chicken Meatballs with Crispy Potatoes and Romesco Sauce

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I went and made lots of tasty delicious things with the Romesco sauce, and one of those delicious things being these Mini Chicken Meatballs, and that was when I was simply convicted – and what sort of fiendish fooddie blogger friend would I actually be if I were not also to show you the most amazing way that this Romesco sauce has actually manifested itself into this easy as A-B-C dinner recipe? Not too good a one. This is absolutely Deliciousness Level Tops: Shout it Loud From The Highest Rooftops and so that is simply what I’m actually going to do however my rooftop is simply like a small tiny corner of the net and my loud shouting is like fingers flying quickly across a computer keyboard. BUT WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS.

mini chicken meatballs with crispy potatoes and romesco sauce

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Delicious Mini Chicken Meatballs, we are coming.

Well I am certainly not going to deceive you – we actually made these meatballs a number of times and to be honest I actually started to get just a little bit sick of them after a little while. This was  for two simple reasons – 1) I had them for like 9 dinners in a row, and 2) they were simply just way too big.

Enter Front Stage: The Mini Concept.

I really wanted them to still keep their roundish shape much more better than the large meatball ones, and also I wanted them to retain a larger surface area to inside ratio. So hence we created  these little mini two bite meatballs and KA-BOOM.  It was simply just like that, all was just so right in the chicken meatball Universe.

They actually get a perfect golden color and these meatballs can be eaten in a mere two bites – so no need to have to cut anything into half so as to get a goodly amount of Romesco  sauce coverage.

 

I just pan-fried the chicken meatballs along with the potatoes. I then topped all of it with Romesco Sauce which I simmered for a short while with a little water so as to make it just the right consistency. I then added the leftover chimichurri from our dinner party that we had the night before. Topped with some parm cheese and a little parsley? Done.

Mini Chicken Meatballs with Crispy Potatoes and Romesco Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Mini Chicken Meatballs with Crispy Potatoes and Romesco Sauce

Ingredients

  • Mini Chicken Meatballs:
  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated very finely)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • pinch of dried oregano
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • Other Stuff:
  • 1½ lb. baby golden yukon potatoes, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • additional olive oil for pan-frying
  • Romesco sauce
  • Chimichurri sauce if you wanna get REALLY punchy
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. MEATBALLS: Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well-mixed. Roll into small 2-bite balls and place on a large baking sheet. Add more breadcrumbs if necessary to get the mixture to hold its shape when rolled. Heat a little bit of olive oil in a large non-stick or heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs in batches and turn every few minutes until the exterior is golden brown and the inside is fully cooked.
  2. POTATOES: In the same pan that you fried the meatballs, pan-fry the potatoes for about 10 minutes with a little more olive oil and salt. They should be golden brown and crispy when finished.
  3. Serve the meatballs with the potatoes and any and all sauces you love. Namely, ROMESCO SAUCE. You can do the sauce hot or cold, and you can compliment it with a bright and herby finish like chimichurri or just a little extra lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan. If you do the sauce hot, I recommend simmering it first with a little bit of additional liquid to help it loosen up.