“In the Phillipines meat balls are called bola bola's and they can be made of whatever the cook desires. They are served with a dipping sauce and can be used as a main dish or an appetizer. These can be made ahead and frozen and when ready to use; thaw and fry. They have to chill for at least 1 hour. The sauce takes 10 minutes to put together and at that time, add heat to make it as fiery as you like.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Bola Bola Balls
  • 14 lb ground chicken breast
  • 14 lb cooked shrimp, minced
  • 14 cup water chestnut, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 12 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • Snappy Red Sauce for Bola Bola
  • 1 cup chili sauce (Heinz)
  • 12 cup chopped fine green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced onions
  • 12 teaspoon prepared horseradish


  1. Combine all ingredients for the balls, except for the oil and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Shape into 1" balls and chill for at least 1 hour - or freeze now for future use.
  3. Thaw completely before frying.
  4. Fry at 360F until the balls are a rich golden brown.
  5. Serve at once.
  6. To make the sauce:
  7. Combine all the ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve hot or cold.

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