Jacqui’s Neopolitan Meatballs

Jacqui’s Neapolitan Meatballs

Being a food snob, I never eat anyone else’s meatballs.  I’ve tried to choke some down but I’m usually disappointed.

My mom made great meatballs but when I tried to duplicate them, they were too dry and didn’t taste like Mommy’s.  So I went back to my great-grandmother’s “word-of-mouth” recipe that my mom told me about.  I worked on them for a while and finally came up with an incredible recipe that makes my husband say, “You make the best meatballs I’ve ever tasted!”

Jacqui’s Neapolitan Meatballs

3 c Italian bread – processed into breadcrumbs in a processor
1 c whole milk
1 lb ground veal
1 lb ground pork
3 eggs beaten
1/4 c minced fresh parsley
1 c grated pecorino romano
4 lg cloves garlic minced
salt & pepper
dried Italian style breadcrumbs

Heat oven to 325 – 350.
In a small bowl, soak fresh breadcrumbs in milk.

In a large bowl combine veal, pork, eggs, parsley, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper & soaked bread.  Mix with hands.

Add a dash of dried breadcrumbs for flavor.  Mix thoroughly.  Roll meatballs into uniformed size – I like mine larger but you pick a size.

Place onto a baking sheet prepared with Pam.

Bake in oven until lightly browned.  Check i 10 – 15 minute intervals.  Do not overcook – they will cook in gravy.  Add to gravy.   Makes about 18.

From Jacq’s Kitchen

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

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