Tofu Pork Meatballs

by tina

I learned how to make these from one of my housemates back in college.  They’re great when you don’t know what to do with your leftovers!

I happened to have some leftover ground pork and leftover tofu in the fridge, so decided to make them.


  • ~1/4 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 slab of medium firm tofu
  • water
  • 1/2 teaspoon potato starch (太白粉)
  • rice wine
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped


Place the pork in a mixing bowl.  Add a splash of water and mix.  Add a splash of rice wine and mix. Add the potato starch and continue mixing in one direction. Dash a layer of salt and white pepper and mix.  This is the same mixing method as my wontons and potstickers.

Add the tofu. Dash a layer of salt and white pepper and mix. Mix until the tofu is all broken into small pieces. Dash another layer of salt and white pepper. Add the green onions. Mix well.

Then gently roll them into balls, about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.

Fry them on high temperature until evenly brown on both sides, and voila!

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