I’ve had the idea for Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs ever since I made my Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sliders over a year ago. Meatballs stuffed with cheese are great and all, but it’s pretty hard to beat deep fried meatballs that are stuffed with cheese AND spaghetti noodles!
To create my Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs I started off by cutting cubes of mozzarella cheese and then wrapping cooked spaghetti noodles around them. After that I packed some 90% lean ground beef around the spaghetti-wrapped cheese cubes and then cooked them in my oven for 30 minutes at 375°.
Normally I like ground beef that has a higher fat content, but I used 90% lean in this instance just so the meatballs would shrink less and I’d have a lower chance of the cheese leaking out while they were in the oven.
Once my cooked meatballs were done cooling I dredged each one in flour, egg wash and Italian style breadcrumbs before dropping them in my deep fryer. As a finishing touch I topped each deep fried meatball with marinara sauce and then sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on them.
Overall my Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs turned out amazing. They were absolutely delicious. Now that summer is here I could definitely see these being put on a stick and served at state fairs across the country.
rogerJune 10, 2015 at 3:35 pm (8 years ago)
I have to try these at my cookout next weekend! Thanks
Nick ChipmanJune 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm (8 years ago)
Let me know how they turn out if you do!
happyrocker64June 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm (8 years ago)
do you use just plain ground beef or do you mix with egg spices etc…?
Nick ChipmanJune 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm (8 years ago)
Just plain ground beef, but it definitely wouldn’t hurt adding an egg and some spices either!
LKBOctober 3, 2015 at 3:33 pm (7 years ago)
Wouldn’t it be even easier to chop up the spaghetti a bit, mix with shredded mozz and then form into balls ? Also, if you didn’t want to deep fry them, you could judt brown in the pan and finish cooking in a pot of sauce for meatball subs !
Ricky W PittsOctober 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm (6 years ago)
LKB doesn’t that take the fun out of making something different and special… Then you just have meatballs………………….