Food - Drink
How Alton Brown Uses A Mini Muffin
Tin To Make Meatballs
Meatballs are traditionally cooked twice, so it’s easy for them to be dry, rubbery, and overcooked to a degree that no sauce can fix. However, Alton Brown has a clever hack to avoid this problem.
Brown bakes his meatballs in the oven from start to finish, allowing them to cook at an even temperature the whole way through, so there's less risk of overcooking. You can cook all your meatballs at once, and since the method uses a muffin tin, there's no need for any flipping.
Of course, this means meatballs that are missing the seared edges that pan-frying brings, but Brown has a solution for this too. He coats each one in breadcrumbs immediately before putting them in the muffin tin, which leads to meatballs that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.