Make the meatballs by combining all the meatball ingredients except the oil. Mix well, but don’t overwork the meat, or you’ll have tough meatballs. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon at a time, and roll them into balls. Set aside on a baking sheet. You can set these in the fridge for a few hours if you need to.
Pour enough oil into a pan to come about halfway up the side of the meatballs. Heat the oil to somewhere between 325°F and 350°F. Brown the meatballs well. You’ll probably need to do this in two batches.
When the meatballs are all nicely browned, drain the oil; you can reuse it later. Leave about 1 tablespoon in the pan. Mix all the glaze ingredients in a bowl to combine, then put the mixture into the pan and turn the heat to high. When it boils, add back all the meatballs. Roll the meatballs around to coat, and cook, shaking the pan constantly, until the sauce cooks down into a glaze. Remove from the heat and serve.