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List of ingredients for Soutzoukakia. Greek meatballs in tomato sauce

* 50g [2 oz] Dried Breadcrumbs like Panko. About a Cup full
* 75ml [5 tbsp] Milk
* 450g Pork Mince - usually sold as Sausagemeat
* 2 small Onions, peeled and finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon Olive oil - plus more for Frying the Meatballs
* 3 Cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
* Pinch of Freshly ground black pepper
* Good pinch of freshly Ground cumin seeds
* Good pinch of freshly Ground Fennel seeds
* A saucer of Plain flour or Yellow cornmeal for dusting the Meatballs before Frying
* 1 400g can of peeled Tomatoes
* 1 teaspoon Sugar
* 1 Bay leaf
* 1 small Red chilli pepper, Seeds removed and finely chopped [optional]

* Add a good pinch of Black pepper to 1 tablespoon of Olive oil in a Frying pan
* Gently Fry the Onions for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring now and then
* Add the Garlic and Fry until it takes a little colour - remove the pan from the heat
* Squeeze and discard any excess Milk from the Breadcrumbs and add them to a mixing bowl
* Add the Pork Sausagemeat to the bowl and add the Fried Onions and Garlic
* Sprinkle with a little Salt and add any other Herbs you are using in the Meatballs
* Mix together with your hands until well combined and Refrigerate until ready to Fry
* Heat a few tablespoons of Oil in a pan, form the mixture into small balls, roll in the Cornmeal or Flour and Fry until Browned nicely
* Drain any excess Fat and set aside.
* Pop the tin of peeled Tomatoes into a small pan together with a teaspoon of Sugar, a Bay leaf and any Herbs or Spices you want to add
* Simmer gently for about 40 minutes then remove the Bay leaf and Puree using a Stick blender. Add the Meatballs to the Tomato sauce and heat for the last 5 minutes.


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