Panko Crusted Meatballs Wrapped in Lettuce Cups

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Made for Good Things Are Cooking Here!! (A non-cooking game) In the Australian/New Zealand Cooking Forum - Please note that prep and cooking times are just an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together.
  2. Shape into walnut sized balls.
  3. Place into fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Roll in panko crumbs
  5. Heat 3 inches of oil in a wok.
  6. Deep fry balls in batches for 3 or 4 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
  7. Serve in lettuce leaf pieces with a little sauce drizzled over.
  8. Sauce:
  9. Heat orange juice and hoisin sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced back to the original consistency of the hoisin sauce. Set aside.
Most Helpful

I was not really impressed with this recipe. I think the taste was a bit out-there for me. It's probably just my taste buds but I wouldn't have them again. The sauce was good and the recipe was easy to follow. Sorry,though,it just wasn't something I would eat again.

smiklos September 16, 2009

I made these for Little Miss (DD) and Hubby and they both enjoyed them. Little Miss basically took the whole plate and didn't want to share with her daddy. Hubby managed to get four meatballs and the sauce, he said it was really nice. I had trouble finding the Panko but I managed to find them at Coles in the Asian Section, the Panko comes in a yellow plastic bag (I was looking for a box). Overall I could say for our family is this recipe is a real kid's pleaser. Thank you Aus/NZ Chef's

Chef floWer April 21, 2008