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Mini Craven Meatballs with Brittle Potatoes and Romesco

10 reviews / 4.7 average

Mini Craven Meatballs?! You beggarly they’re tiny and bite-sized and altogether loaded with Parmesan cheese?! Yes, friends. That’s absolutely what I mean.

A few canicule ago I acquaint a compound for that cool quick 5 Minute Romesco Sauce. You were happy, I was happy, our blenders were happy – in accepted we all admired what was activity on with that booze .

But again I went and fabricated lots of things with the sauce, one of those things actuality Mini Craven Meatballs, and I was convicted – what affectionate of aliment blog acquaintance would I be if I didn’t additionally appearance you the best adorable way that this booze has embodied itself into a abounding absolute banquet recipe? Not a acceptable one. This is Deliciousness Level: Bark From The Rooftops and so that’s absolutely what I’m activity to do except my rooftop is added like a little bend of the internet and my shouting is added like nerdy-fast fingers aerial beyond a keyboard. BUT WE’RE ACCOMPLISHING THIS.

Mini Craven Meatballs (plus brittle potatoes additional two kinds of booze not alike sorry), actuality we come.

Meatballs in a bowl with a spoon.

I’m not activity to lie to you – we fabricated these a few times and I started to get a little ailing of them afterwards a while. It was mainly for two affidavit – 1) they were in my activity for like 8 commons in a row, and 2) they were too big.

Enter: Mini Concept.

I capital them to accumulate their annular appearance bigger than the ample ones, and I additionally capital them to accept a college apparent breadth to central allowance (these are the crazy things I anticipate about back it comes to food). So we fabricated them into these little mini two-bite meatballs and BOOM. Aloof like that, all was appropriate in the craven meatball world.

They get altogether aureate amber (with a acceptable antithesis per chaw of alfresco to central textures) and they can be eaten in aloof two bites with a angle – no charge to cut annihilation in bisected aloof to get a acceptable bulk of booze coverage.

Speaking of booze coverage.

Crispy Potatoes and Mini Chicken Meatballs in a bowl.
Romesco Sauce in a jar with a spoon.

I’ll aloof acquaint you what I did and you can assignment with it about you want:

I pan-fried the mini craven meatballs and the potatoes. I topped it all with Romesco Booze which I had broiled for a while with some baptize to accomplish it the appropriate consistency. I added some extra chimichurri from our arepa affair the night before. Topped with parm and parsley? Doneso.

Other account for these Mini Craven Meatballs:

  • Cook it all in the crockpot. Meatballs won’t get as pretty, but it will work. We approved it.
  • Bake it. Additionally approved this. Again, the Mini Craven Meatballs will be added of a pale-ish blush bearings vs. that nice aureate brown, but anticipate of the Instagram surfing you could get in with all that adored time.
  • Freeze it. Either benumb the absolutely adapted meatballs or benumb them raw so they can be popped into the oven or the crockpot at a hangry moment’s notice.
  • Use a altered sauce. I adored this Romesco booze with it (especially back turbo additional with a few spoonfuls of chimichurri) but you could absolutely calmly use addition booze with accomplished results. The meatballs shall forgive. If you’ve got a acceptable jar of article or addition admired bootleg booze recipe, feel chargeless to use and ABSOLUTELY leave me a animadversion to acquaint me about it.

So there it is – affectionate of an abnormal one for Compression of Yum maybe -> a big basin of admirable aureate browned Mini Craven Meatballs Brittle Potatoes all loaded with Romesco Booze and Chimichurri.

Meatballs and potatoes in a bowl with a napkin and a spoon.


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Mini Chicken Meatballs with roasted potatoes and romesco sauce in a bowl.

Mini Craven Meatballs with Brittle Potatoes and Romesco

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Mini Craven Meatballs – cool accessible compound fabricated with chicken, breadcrumbs, Parm, garlic, eggs, salt. Served with brittle potatoes and a 5-minute Romesco sauce!



Mini Craven Meatballs:

  • 2 lbs. arena chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated actual finely)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • pinch of broiled oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Other Stuff:

  • 1 1/2 lb. babyish aureate yukon potatoes, cut into baby chaw sized pieces
  • additional olive oil for pan-frying
  • Romesco sauce
  • Chimichurri sauce if you wanna get ABSOLUTELY punchy
  • salt to taste


  1. MEATBALLS: Amalgamate all the meatball capacity in a ample basin until well-mixed. Cycle into baby 2-bite assurance and abode on a ample baking sheet. Add added breadcrumbs if all-important to get the admixture to authority its appearance back rolled. Calefaction a little bit of olive oil in a ample non-stick or abundant bottomed bucket over average heat. Add the meatballs in batches and about-face every few account until the exoteric is aureate amber and the central is absolutely cooked.
  2. POTATOES: In the aforementioned pan that you absurd the meatballs, pan-fry the potatoes for about 10 account with a little added olive oil and salt. They should be aureate amber and brittle back finished.
  3. Serve the meatballs with the potatoes and any and all sauces you love. Namely, ROMESCO SAUCE. You can do the booze hot or cold, and you can acclaim it with a ablaze and herby accomplishment like chimichurri or aloof a little added auto juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan. If you do the booze hot, I acclaim alive it aboriginal with a little bit of added aqueous to advice it alleviate up.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Spanish-Inspired

Keywords: craven meatballs, potatoes, romesco sauce, brittle potatoes

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hard to go amiss with a acceptable pan fry, a ancillary of brittle potatoes, and lots of aperitive sauce. Achievement you like it Maureen!

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was attractive out for meat brawl recipes and this one looks yummy. I did adulation to try this soon. Meat assurance are my admired and this column came up at the appropriate time

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    My bedmate and I are activity to accomplish this for banquet tomorrow night. It looks great! I anticipate we’re activity to broil the meatballs rather than pan fry them. What temperature and for how continued did you baker them? Did you additionally baker the potatoes in the oven forth with the meatballs? Acknowledge you!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      No – back we did them in the oven I anticipate we did the potatoes separately. I asked my sister how continued we broiled them (can’t remember) and I will address back!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Like your admixture cuisines, acknowledge you. For baby craven balls, apprehensive if there’re substitutes for cheese and breadcrumbs which are not ample capacity for me.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Honestly, apparently not any that would aftertaste about as good! But added advantageous recipes to come. Acknowledgment for the animadversion Ling!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation abate meatballs! They’re absolute for authoritative into sandwiches back you accept leftovers. Maybe I should say IF you accept leftovers!! 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    you are funny!!! I adulation account your posts – accumulate em coming! Accept fun!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    When I aboriginal approved Sriracha, about every agreeable meal that I started bistro was actuality drowned in Sriracha chili paste! I adulation the acidity of it. Appealing abundant if you acquisition any additive that goes able-bodied with anything, a accomplished barf of recipes alpha to chase afterwards! These meatballs attending actually absolute for a affable dinner–not abiding if I’d allotment them or not!

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        Belinda Wilding

        If you were affable this for a ancestors of 4, do the 3 calibration options beggarly the bulk of meatballs it makes? So I’d use calibration 3?

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Good question, Belinda! The ascent affection in this case would acclimatize the amounts for the meatballs and the potatoes. As is, the compound makes abundant for 8 servings after ascent it. Aloof depends on how abundant aliment you’d like to accomplish / how abundant you’d like to accept for leftovers.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept to admit…I bisected accepted tofu meatballs {umm accomplish that appear please} afore craven meatballs…since it’s been a hot minute back I accept apparent a craven compound here! 😀 And TWO sauces??? Youre a agrarian woman and I LIKE IT woohoo!!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending so delicious! I adulation meatballs so this will be a fun compound to try. Acknowledgment for sharing!

    xo Anna Lynn with Cat-and-mouse On Martha

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    That was the absolute bomb! Accomplished the meatballs in the oven so they didn’t abatement afar and the chimichurri sauce, nommeth!!

    Same afresh tomorrow as I somehow accept leftovers!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this for banquet and added some greens to the potatoes in the aftermost few account they were cooking. I acclimated kale and it was delicious! Gave it a little blooming so it wasn’t aloof meat and potatoes. Admired the recipe!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How abounding batches of the Romesco booze would you do? This compound is 8 servings, and the booze is 4, so I’m bold two batches?

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We fabricated these for banquet aftermost night and they were absolutely delicious. I accept actual captious kids and they gobbled them all up, romesco booze and all! The alone check to the compound was that anybody was aback in the kitchen an hour after attractive for added food! We breach the compound amid 5 people, I served added veggies on the ancillary but anybody was still craving an hour later! Not abiding this compound would amplitude to 8 bodies as it’s not actual filling? Will absolutely accomplish afresh though, thanks.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These meatballs were DELICIOUS, and I accept never afore eaten a meatball I liked. We’ll be authoritative these afresh and again.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Thanks yes apologetic apathetic accounting – pots aka potatoes. Brill – will try to acquisition those in Aus

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this aftermost night and it was delicious!! I don’t absolutely like potatoes or craven (made it with my bedmate in mind), but I admired it! I added parm to the booze too! 🙂 Can’t get abundant cheese…Shared the compound with abounding accompany already.

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I absolutely like your recipes because you accept mentioned cardinal of recipes that can be adapted at home, It would be decay of time if adjustment kebab delivery after aggravating these recipes at home.