I have never made meatballs, of any kind, before in my life. So my first attempt was Chicken and Apple Balls, and they turned out pretty well.. if I do say so myself. 😉
I heated olive oil in a pan and sauted half an onion for about 3 minutes. Using my hands, I squeezed out a little of the excess liquid from my grated Granny Smith apple. I then mixed the apple with the chicken, my cooked and uncooked finely chopped onions, herbs – fresh parsley and fresh thyme, and whole wheat bread crumbs. I roughly chopped the mixture with a large knife (though you can put it through a food processor). I seasoned with a little pepper and salt.
I then formed little meatballs with my hands, rolled them in flour, and fried them in a shallow vegetable oil for about 5 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through. I let them cool slightly before serving. Yummy!