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Pork meatballs are a big hit amongst Thai children. You can often see a meatball vendor by the school entrance. Fried and grilled pork meatballs are skewed for easy handling and dipped in a sweet and spicy sauce. The meatball vendors pride themselves in having a delicious secret sauce.
The pork meatballs are made with lean pork and spices. The mixture is finely ground until very smooth at a low temperature. Sometimes, ice is added in the grinding process. The pork mixture is made into balls and dropped into a hot water bath.
Good meatballs are bouncy and smooth. When boiled, they expand to double in size.
The pork meatballs are available at most Asian stores in the freezer or refrigerator section. You can store them in an airtight bag in the freezer for a few months.