Schnitzla - Polish Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Nothing fancy here, just an old family recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onion and sauté in 1 stick margarine until very soft.
  2. Drain and reserve margarine.
  3. Mix raw pork, ground round, cooked onion, 1/4 box finely crushed cracker crumbs, and 2 eggs. Form patties with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon meat.
  4. Crush another quarter box of the saltines into very fine crumbs, coat each meatball in the crumbs and gently flatten very slightly.
  5. Fry in reserved margarine, keeping margarine level in pan to at least 1/4 inch.
  6. Drain and enjoy.


Most Helpful

Very Good. I did add a little olive oil to the meat mixture prior to shaping the balls. This produces a juicier meatball.

C.M. in Troy, MI December 25, 2007

I liked this, the taste and texture was great and a bonus! It was easy to prepare. The kids liked it and it made me remember my grandma-it tasted like something she used to make when she was alive. Thank you for a great recipe!

Vicky Gunkel March 29, 2007

My aunt made hamburgers very similar to this recipe and homemade gravy so I had wonderful memories to go along with these meatballs! I did add some black pepper to the meat mixture and also used the food processor to make the cracker crumbs. Thank you so much ElaineAnn for posting this recipe!

lauralie41 March 06, 2007

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