by José Pizarro

Try this recipe for authentic Spanish meatballs served with crispy patatas fritas.

Main course

Buyer's guide

As with other types of mince, you generally get what you pay for. Cheap lamb mince can be very fatty; look for mince that has more red meat than white fat or ask your butcher to mince a piece for you (or do it yourself). Scrag, neck and belly all make good, flavoursome mince, as does shoulder. If you want a leaner mince try mixing it from a less fatty cut such as leg.