Meatballs can be so many things, can't they? They're the perfect topping for spaghetti, and you can also pile them into a sub roll for one of the greatest sandwiches of all time – the meatball sub. However, they go far beyond these typical meals. They can also fill out an entree in a way you never thought possible, or be served as an appetizer when you're entertaining. To make them this way, you just need to make Vietnamese-style meatballs.
It's really easy to do. You make meatballs just as you typically would, but add a bit of umami to them with a little bit of anchovy paste. They won't taste fishy, just incredibly earthy and incredible in a way your guests won't be able to quite put their finger on. Then, pour over a Vietnamese-style sauce to take that flavor up a notch, making it one of the best things you've ever served.