Thursday, August 1, 2013

Meatballs Italian style

Ahhh italian meatballs are soooo yummy!

Even though the Americans (and not only them) think that in Italy we always eat meatballs with spaghetti, that's a lie! :D
Usually our "polpette" are a second course, they're fried or cooked in the pan and served with mashed potatoes or salad. They're also quite easy to make.

 Lady and the Tramp eat meatballs with spaghetti

In this recipe I don't deep fry the meatballs, I just cook them in a pan with a bit of oil. They turn out very tasty because they're filled with wonderful fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients (serves 3-4):
  • 400 g minced meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • 1 dl milk
  • 1/2 dl bread crumbs
  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon scrapped parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Chop onion and parsley finely. In a bowl mix milk and bread crumbs, then let it rest for a couple of minutes so the crumbs become swollen.
Then add the meat, egg, onion, milk, parsley and the parmesan. Mix well. Finally add salt & pepper, always mixing.
Shape the paste in small meatballs, about the size of a golf ball.
Fry them in a hot pan greased with a bit of oil. Be sure that they cook evenly all around.
Serve with salad or mashed potatoes.


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