Italian Meatball Recipe

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Meatballs fried are a family tradition every Sunday morning in our Italian household!

First we always fry or you can bake the meatballs if you like and then they go into the sauce if there are any left! We usually have only a few left if any! They are addicting.

Add to favorite sauce if you have any left!

Italian Meatballs

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  • 2lbs ground chuck, ground round hamburger, a mixture of veal, pork and beef hamburger meat or you can use all ground lean turkey 
    4 slices of Italian bread run under warm water, and then tightly squeezed out
    1/2 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
    1/4 cup grating cheese
    1 or 2 cloves finely minced fresh garlic
    2 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
    1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    2 eggs
    canola oil for bottom of aluminum foil lined cookie sheet or add 1/2 inch of oil to a fry pan for frying.
    ice cream scooper


  1. Mix all ingredients together incorporating well. Use scoop to make evenly shaped meatballs and put on lined cookie sheet that has a little canola oil on so not to stick . Bake at 400 degree oven until browned and crispy. If frying, use a heavy duty non stick pan, add 1/2 inch of oil, heat the oil first. Drop meatballs in hot oil and fry till browned evenly on each side.
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  1. Claudia all your recipes take me home! Those meatballs look great.

  2. Complimenti cara, queste polpettine hanno un aspetto fantastico, una tira l'altra!!! Un abbraccio e buon week end :)

  3. My Mom also made two batches, one for the sauce and the other for fried meatballs that she would fatten. Your right about the aroma in the house on Sunday mornings, all my buddies would not miss those fired meat balls. My guess she make about 6 lbs and all had their fair share.

  4. Yummy. 75 years old originally from upstate NY. I use my hands still. B. Ciccarelli. Did live in Utica at one time.


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