1 lb ground meat (pork, beef, veal, chicken, turkey or a combination)
½ cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp kosher salt, more as needed
black pepper and/or ground cumin, curry powder, chile flakes, garam masala, etc., to taste
minced garlic, onion, scallions or shallot
chopped parsley, basil or cilantro
olive oil, for frying (optional)
In a large bowl, gently combine all ingredients. Roll into 1 1/2-inch balls. Transfer to a baking sheet.
Broil until golden and firm, 7 to 10 minutes. Or fry in oil until deeply browned all over. Sprinkle with more salt before serving.