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    Vietnamese Pork Balls With Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce

    Vietnamese Pork Balls With Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    MarraMamba's Note:

    a fabulous appetizer or cocktail recipe. Vietnamese food is bursting with fresh simple flavor and this recipe is no different. does not include 1 hour chilling time.

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    For the pork balls

    For frying

    • 1 tablespoon chili oil
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    For the dipping sauce


    1. 1
      To make the pork balls: place all the ingredients for the pork balls except the egg white and cornflour, into a bowl and mix well.
    2. 2
      Add the egg white and cornflour to bind.
    3. 3
      Place in the fridge to firm for about 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Divide the mixture into 24 equal-sized balls
    5. 5
      Heat the chilli oil and olive oil in a frying pan over a high heat.
    6. 6
      Add the pork balls and brown on all sides.
    7. 7
      Reduce the heat and cook gently for 8-9 minutes until cooked through
    8. 8
      Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.
    9. 9
      To make the dipping sauce: heat the chilli oil in a medium pan and add the onion.
    10. 10
      Cook gently until soft and translucent.
    11. 11
      Add the brown sugar and the chilli sauce and stir until the sugar has dissolved
    12. 12
      Add the ketchup, rice vinegar and Nam Pla and heat through.
    13. 13
      Leave to cool.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2008


      These were excellent and the lemongrass flavor really comes through, giving these an "in your face" Vietnamese flavor. I served these without rice, just as an appetizer, and everyone enjoyed. Thanks for posting! ~Sue

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    Nutritional Facts for Vietnamese Pork Balls With Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (359 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 471.1
    Calories from Fat 300
    Total Fat 33.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 90.0 mg
    Sodium 1144.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 12.7 g
    Protein 23.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    green bird's eye chilies

    chili oil

    chili oil

    rice wine vinegar

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