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Whew! #Meatballs #Polpetti finished! Oh, my 'balls are mouth watering delicious! ;-)

Meatballs (Italian-American Style)
Polpetti (Stile Italiano-Americano)
by James Belardo

Ah, the infamous Italian-American meatball. This simple and delicious ball of succulent cooked meat is a great side to any meat-based pasta, it makes a great sandwich, and can be enjoyed on it’s own.

#Meatballs or #Polpetti ingredients (yes, parsley is missing here, but it will be included :-)

Ingredients – Meatballs
1-2 lbs. ground beef (you can also mix in ground pork and/or veal)
1 egg
1-2 clove garlic, crushed and finely diced
1/2 onion, finely diced
olive oil
1/2 cup cut fresh Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1-2 cups Italian bread, made into crumbs. (Use whole wheat or multigrain if possible)
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (or Parmesan)

For frying
olive oil
avocado oil

Directions
1.In a large bowl, mix meatball ingredients thoroughly
#Meatballs #Polpetti pre-mixed,,,,  gotta get your hands into it!
2. Roll into balls the size of an ice cream scoop and fry using a combination of avocado oil (80%) and olive oil.
#Meatballs #Polpetti It's gonna take a while, but more than worth it!

* If you don’t like frying them, cook the balls on a broiler tray and bake at 375F degrees for about 25 minutes.

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

November 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

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