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Grandma's Italian Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 kilo ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmigiana cheese
  • 1/2 cup raisins (you can eyeball)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (also eyeball)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • A good pinch of salt
  • Few cracks of pepper
  • Olive Oil (for frying)

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Grandma's Italian Meatballs - Step 1

Mince the garlic, dice the onion, and chop the parsley. Throw all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine (don't cook the onion or garlic). If the mixture is a bit dry, you can add some olive oil or a dash of water.

Step 2

Grandma's Italian Meatballs - Step 2

Now get messy! Combine all of the ingredients and shape golf-ball sized orbits of goodness.

Step 3

Grandma's Italian Meatballs - Step 3

Fry the meatballs in a generous amount of olive oil until brown. Don't play with them or turn them too much - you want the outsides to firm up so they don't fall apart.

Step 4

Grandma's Italian Meatballs - Step 4

Add some parsley and final touch of parmigiana to serve!

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