Saturday, May 16, 2009
Has anyone ever had grilled meatballs? I am not sure how I feel about grilled meatballs. I do like to repeat the phrase grilled meatballs. It is an intriguing idea and the new meatball grill basket from Williams-Sonoma looks like something I need, but I know its something I would use once and curse a millions times over because I don't have any place for it in my kitchen. Then during a purge it would give me a great deal of stress because I spent like $35 on it five years prior and my intentions for grilled meatballs are still there even thought I know it will never happen so I try to find someone to pawn it off on some sucker so I don't feel bad about throwing it in the trash. I don't even have a grill or any chairs in my backyard yet, I don't need this thing, but there is still a small part of me that wants to get this crazy gadget. What would a grilled meatball taste like? Smokey? Burger-ish? Unlike a burger, this basket does not allow the meat to really have contact with the grill so unless you're using charcoal or wood it might not add a lot of flavor. Any thoughts? What's next, a specially molded fry basket for hamburgers? It hurts me to say this, but the meatball grill basket seems like an unnecessary waste of space on a container ship from China only to be taking up even more wasted space in a landfill. I'll stick to old fashioned meatballs for now, but if anyone tries this tempting tool please let me know how it goes.