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How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the scallions, shallots, garlic and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a medium bowl and let cool.

Step 2    

Add the ground pork to the bowl, along with the egg white, ketjap manis, cilantro, basil, mint, chile-garlic paste, salt and white pepper and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll into balls.

Step 3    

Transfer the meatballs to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned; Serve immediately.


Ketjap manis, a soy sauce from Indonesia, is available at Asian groceries.

Serve With

Chicken stock flavored with ginger and scallions, or Chinese egg noodles and sautéed Asian vegetables, like bok choy.

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