Monday, December 3, 2012

Dad's Meatball's

1 onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (or other spicy pepper ground up)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 bunch finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 bunch finely chopped basil
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs (or 4 slices of bread white sandwich bread torn)
1/4 cup parmesan, or pecorino romano
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Sauté onions in generous amount of evoo until clear, add garlic and chipotle pepper and cook for 2 or 3 minutes

Mix with the rest of ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together well.

Scoop out 1/8-cup pieces of meat and gently roll them between your hands into balls about the size of a golf ball. The meat will be soft, so don't compress it too much. Put the flour in a bowl and toss the meatballs in the four as you work.

Saute meatballs in EVOO turning frequently just to brown. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes in a 350 oven..

Check your mix by making a tiny patty and cooking it and tasting it. Assure popper salting.

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