Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sicilian Meatballs


2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup fresh grated Pecorino cheese with black peppercorns
1/4 cup finely diced onion
3 tablespoons minced parsley
1 large egg
1 clove garlic minced
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 pound ground veal
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
3 tablespoons currants or chopped raisins


Preheat oven to 350F

Lightly oil a baking sheet.

In a bowl soak the breadcrumbs in the milk; let stand a couple of minutes.

Mix in all remaining ingredients in order given and combine well.

Wet your hands and form mixture into meatballs then flatten slightly so they are disk shaped.

Place them on the baking sheet and cook until nicely browned; internal temp of 155F

Serve on bed of tomato sauce or just plain as a second course.

Recipe courtesy of CiaoItalia -- Mary Ann Esposito

This recipe is featured on Season 18 - Episode 1812.

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