Kate Stoltz Sunday Night Meatballs Posted on 28 Jun 19:32 , 1 comment
I almost always cook dinner on Sunday night, and am starting to love the tradition of cooking a lavish meal once a week. A home cooked meal is something that I enjoy, especially when I have a busy week and simply want to enjoy food, a good recipe, and good company. One of my favorite recipes is one that I found in Rao's Cookbook. It takes a little while to make, but I usually make a batch and freeze the leftovers. That way I have a delicious but quick dinner or lunch when I don't have the time to cook. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! -Kate Stoltz
1 pound ground lean beef (you can use turkey if you don't eat beef, veal, or pork. See note below if you do)
1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 ground pork
2 large eggs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 cups bread crumbs
4 cups lukewarm water
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup olive oil
1. Combine beef, veal, and pork in a large bowl. Add eggs, cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, blend ingredients together. Blend breadcrumbs into meat mixture. Slowly add water, mixing in a cup at a time. Mixture will be quite moist.
2. Shape meat into balls. I usually make them 1 to 2 inches round, make them however large you want them.
3. Heat oil in large skillet. When oil is hot, fry meatballs until they are cooked in the middle. Since it is a large batch, you will need to fry a couple of batches. When bottom of meatball is cooked and crispy, turn and fry the other side. Drain meatballs on paper towels immediately when you remove them from the pan.
4. In a large saucepan, start cooking marinara sauce. When meatballs have drained most of the oil, lower them into the simmering sauce and cook for 15 minutes.
5. Serve alone, over pasta, or with salad. Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley. ENJOY.
*If you don't eat beef, veal, or pork, you can use turkey instead. If you do use turkey, you will not need as much water, you will need about 2 cups of water instead of 4 cups.