Lion's Head Meatballs (Shīzi Tóu)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2020, America's Test Kitchen TV

Don't let their ferocious name intimidate you. These giant, savory, tender-yet-springy pork meatballs from eastern China are pure comfort food.

SERVES 4 to 6

TIME 2 hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

These giant, savory, tender-yet-springy pork meatballs from eastern China are pure comfort food. For a streamlined approach, we started with commercial ground pork. We treated the meat with a baking soda solution before cooking, which helpe...

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