For years, my husband has been begging for us to make my parents’ meatballs. I’ve never had an interest and saw this recipe as my parents’, well they make it fantastic, why should I?
The day has come. We are hosting a dinner party and there will be meatballs. The meatballs turned out surprisingly well. It was simple, easy, and delicious. These are the best meatballs you’ve ever tasted. Hope you enjoy!
Meatballs alla Pope
Makes 30 meatballs
1 and 1/2 cups of Romano cheese
1/2 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley – chopped
1 cup bread crumbs
8 cloves of chopped garlic
2 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
3 lbs of ground chuck/or beef plus 2 links of Italian sausage (remove casing)
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil for frying
You will need 3 different mixing bowls. First, start by mixing the first 7 ingredients together.
In the second bowl, add your eggs, milk, and water whisk together and add to the first bowl. Mix all ingredients together except the meat. Finally, hand mix the two meats together. Pour the first bowl over the meat mixture and mix together until well incorporated.
Shape each meatball into a golf ball sized portions.
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high with a tablespoon of olive oil. Fry the meatballs in batches until all sides are browned. Drain fat between batches.
Meatballs should have a nice brown crust on the outside and cooked to medium well on the inside. Serve immediately or warm in a 300 degree oven until ready to serve. It’s so hard to eat just one.
Penny’s Corner: Penny loves playing with other dogs. She runs and chases at the dog park until she can run no more. Especially, she loves running with the big boys. But, sometimes it can be quite scary for momma to watch her with the big dogs. She has been rolled on, trampled, and bit.
I started searching for an alternative. On Meetup, there was a Pug Group dedicated to gatherings with other pug owners and the pugs could play together.
Our first meeting was a Halloween party and Penny came as a lobster. She had a blast and it was fun to see her play with other dogs. They had all the same temperament as her and they all had those pug related quirks. It’s been a few months since our last meeting and we look forward to more Meetups ahead!