You’ve mixed up the perfect meatball mixture and you go to shape them but they keep sticking to your hands. On today’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m teaching you my trick on how to shape meatballs without them sticking to your hands!
Hey you meatball – not you, I’m talking about the meatball mixture that sticks to your hands every time you go to roll them. Okay fine if you’re frilly and don’t get your hands dirty well then go search my site for more meatball recipes. However if you get your hands in there and mix up that mixture you’re gonna want to stick around while I share with you how to NOT have your meatball mixture stick to your hands. For me I find making meatballs or meatloaf kind of therapeutic. Almost like kneading dough by hand. It allows me to take out my stress – to a certain degree. I mean you certainly don’t want to overwork the mixture or dough as you’ll end up with super tough meatballs and bread that’s pretty much like a rock.
Ready? It’s super difficult <insert eye roll and giggle>
About every 2-3 meatball shaping just wet your hands. Yes, just wet them with cold water. The water creates a barrier between your skin and the meat mixture and prevents from sticking. I’ve seen some folks use oil and while that is “okay” why add the extra fat? Go with the cold water – yes cold. You don’t want hot as you don’t want the hot water to start to cook the meatballs on the outside.
Do you have any Mom kitchen tips you’d like to share? I’m putting together another round of TKW Family tips post.