Frying your meatballs
Heat a little oil in a deep sided pan, then gently lower in your meatballs. Leave them alone for 2-3 minutes so they can start to crisp and firm up, making them less likely to break when you then turn them over.
Continue to cook, turning as necessary, for a further 8 minutes, or until cooked through. I stick to a medium heat so they don't burn on the outside but the ground beef is thoroughly cooked.
Drain on kitchen paper, then serve hot.
For children you could offer baked beans as an accompaniment, along with homemade french fries or mashed potatoes. Adults may prefer a crisp salad or perhaps pasta.
Variation on the basic meatballs
Another way to serve your meatballs would be to eliminate the coating, and hide a small piece of soft cheese inside each one. You could simmer them gently in the basic tomato sauce recipe given for the base of my cream of tomato soup.