Is it better to fry or bake meatballs?
When making meatballs, the meat is combined with bread crumbs and eggs for binding and seasoned generously with spices and herbs to enhance the flavor.
While pan-frying is the fastest way to cook meatballs, baking them is simple and can save you a few calories.
Do you cook meatballs before putting them in the sauce?
You can brown the uncooked meatballs in a sauté pan before adding them to the sauce (that’s the method in the CHOW Test Kitchen’s Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe, pictured). You can brown them in the oven. Or you can skip browning altogether and put the raw meatballs straight into the sauce to cook.
Can you cook meatballs on the hob?
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to the skillet and wait a few seconds for it to heat up. Carefully place the meatballs in the hot skillet and sear the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip and swear the meatballs on the other side for 2 minutes, or until browned.
How long does it take to cook raw meatballs in sauce?
Carefully drop each meatball into the simmering sauce, cover the saucepan, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Now that the meatballs have set, gently stir them, cover, and continue to simmer for 35 minutes.