FROM MEMBER C.H. ADMIRAND
This foolproof recipe is from my mother-in-law. My family loves them! I’ve tweaked the original recipe over the years.
2 lb. ground beef (80-85% lean…more fat/more flavor
1 cup dry Italian flavored bread crumbs
4 -5 cloves minced garlic (depending on your tastes)
3 tbsp parsley
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
½ cup grated parmesan/romano cheese (freshly grated is better)
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 large eggs, well beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Sauce: Your favorite Red Sauce –Marinara works best because you have all of those yummy flavors from the meatballs.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly, kneading with hands. Shape into meatballs…1” to 2” in diameter.
Coat the bottom of your frying pan with vegetable oil and fry until browned all over, remove from pan and add to heated sauce and simmer until heated through – be careful to use a low heat, or your meatballs will stick and burn.
Serve with pasta, or on hard Italian rolls, or in a pinch…just a plate!
Enjoy and Happy New Year!