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How about some Meatballs for that Sauce? Here ya go!

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Eddie C., Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    Hi everyone. I posted the Tomato Sauce recipe but everyone knows you can't have Italian Tomato Sauce without homemade meatballs. Hey, whatsa matta you? Hahaha! Here ya go.

    ITALIAN MEATBALL RECIPE

    · 1 POUND GROUND BEEF
    · 2 LARGE WHOLE EGGS
    · 2 CLOVES OF GARLIC MINCED
    · 2 TABLESPOONS OF CHOPPED FLAT LEAF PARSLEY
    · 1 TEASPOON OF SALT
    · ½ TEASPOON GROUND PEPPER
    · 2 TABLESPOONS GRATED PECORINO ROMANO (PARMESAN CHEESE AS A SUBSTITUTE)
    · 4 SLICES OF WHITE OR ITALIAN BREAD DAMPENED AND CRUMBLED WITH EITHER MILK OR WATER

    WITH YOUR HANDS (PREFERABLY WASHED) THOROUGHLY MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN LARGE MIXING BOWL. CONSISTENCY SHOULD BE THAT OF STICKY CEMENT.
    PLACE MIXTURE IN REFRIGERATOR AND LET STAND FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR.
    ROLL CHILLED MIXTURE IN HANDS TO GOLFBALL SIZE. KEEP HANDS MOIST TO AVOID MIXTURE STICKING TO HANDS.
    TO COOK: 1. FRY ROLLED MEATBALL MIXTURE IN PRE-HEATED FRYING PAN OR SKILLET WITH VEGETABLE OIL ON A MED/HIGH HEAT UNTIL GOLDEN DARK BROWN AND CRISPY. DRAIN ON PAPER TOWEL COVERED TRAY. OR 2. BAKE ON HOT BAKING SHEET COATED WITH NON-STICK SPRAY AT 450 DEGREES FOR TEN MINUTES EACH SIDE UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN.

    Bon Appetito!
     
  2. SanduneCC

    SanduneCC Senior Member

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    Dang, all this time I've been using Trader Joe's frozen meatballs.
     

  3. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    Sandune, there are a few frozen meatballs that aren't bad at all. Even in a pinch, I'll grab them if we are in a super hurry. Although meatballs can be made within an hour or so. Especially if you aren't cooking like my mother used to. When she made meatballs every kid from miles around used to show up for one of her masterpieces on a fork. She would make anywhere between 140 to 200 and would be lucky if 40 or so made it into the sauce, depending on how many kids were outside on the stoop. We almost always make our own. Once in a blue moon, if time is of the essence, I'll pick up some frozen. Of course it's from the Italian Deli up the road, but it's still not my own. I've done this a couple of times if I can remember correctly.

    Trader Joes has some good food though.;f
     
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    eddie, i'm going to try both your recipes...with it the next few weeks..
    bob
     
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    I am bumping a few of these that I don't want to see get purged ;)