Tonight we had our Passover dinner. Really, the kids pulled it off. R and L made charoset. O scrubbed and cut potatoes as well as making the lamb meatballs. T helped me make matzoh. The kids set the table and took turns playing with/holding G (4 mo) so that I could wash (lots of!) dishes, peel eggs, and otherwise try to maintain some order in the kitchen.
As we were short on money at the end of this month, I decided to use ground lamb instead of a more expensive cut. With all of the other delicious foods, we were able to use 1 pound of lamb to feed our family. Here is the recipe we used/adapted:
- Put the lamb into a bowl and add the onions, spices, salt, oatmeal and egg. Work everything together thoroughly with your hands.
- Scoop out some of the mixture and roll in your hands to form 1 inch meatballs. Place them on a plate and refrigerate until ready to cook.
- When the meatballs are ready, heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, fry the meatballs in batches until golden brown all over (approx. 5-8 minutes for well done meatballs).