I remember my greatgrandmother and grandmother making these quite often, I loved them and they're so versatile that you can use them for hamburgers too.
What makes it so tasty is the ingredients that go into seasoning your ground meat. It can be beef or pork, and turkey would be tasty too.
1 lb ground beef or pork
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp dried parsley or fresh one if you have it available
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup white wine
1 egg, beaten
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together just until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight or for a few hours.
Shape into balls, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat for a few minutes on each side until brown.
Remove to a plate covered with paper towels to drain the grease.
Serve with homemade fries and a salad.
Shape into hamburger patties and grill until done. Serve on warm hamburger buns, with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.