Friday, April 16, 2010

Mom's Original Italian Meatballs(Pork and Veal)

Just wanted you all to know that one of my recent posting, "Tofu" meets Italian Cuisine, included my mom's own meatball recipe (archives section, dated 4/01/10).  I decided to dig it up and give the recipe its own space on the blog.

my family's original meatball recipe!

1 lb. minced veal
1/2 lb. minced pork
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
handful fresh Italian parsley
2 eggs
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, add the ground pork, veal, garlic, bread crumbs and eggs. Season with the salt and pepper. Mix with your hands and form into balls. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated 375 degrees F oven for about 15 minutes. The meatballs can also be fried. Turn the meatballs and continue cooking for an In either case, cook until golden brown.additional 10 minutes, again until golden brown. You can reduce the cooking time if the meatballs are to be added to a simmering tomato marinara sauce. This will ensure that the meat is fully cooked and infused with your delicious sauce.

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