Italian-Style Baby Pork Balls

You can make these for a cocktail party or a snack on game night. They also make a good family meal served with pasta or mashed potatoes.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1⁄2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 lb. lean ground pork


  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Mix all of the rest of the ingredients together and roll into marble-sized balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Fry the meatballs, turning constantly to brown evenly, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.