As I was looking through some medieval cookbooks, I found some interesting recipes.
First, I found a recipe in the Book of Sent Sovi for what I grew up calling malasadas (a kind of frybread). The only difference is that they sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar, where I've always had them sprinkled with powdered sugar. So I now have documentation for malasadas.
Then I found a recipe in the Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook for what they called meatballs, but when I made it up it was really eggy and hard to shape into balls, and did much better as patties. The patties tasted a good deal like chicken nuggets, even though I made them with ground pork.
I will post more about medieval recipes later.