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Polpette Napoletane (neopolitan Meatballs) Recipe

June 14th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3slicesday-old white bread, crusts removed
  2. 1cupmilk
  3. 1bunchfresh parsley, finely chopped
  4. 1clove mincedgarlic
  5. 8ouncesground beef
  6. 8ouncesground pork
  7. 2eggs
  8. 2ounces gratedparmesan cheese
  9. salt and black pepper, to taste
  10. 3ouncesfresh mozzarella balls, chopped in small pieces
  11. 1cupunseasoned breadcrumbs
  12. extra virgin olive oil, for frying

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, place the bread; cover with milk and leave to soak.
  2. Chop parsley and garlic together.
  3. Squeeze milk out of the bread and add to meat along with parsley and garlic in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix ingredients together, then add eggs and mix again.
  5. Add Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Shape meatballs, make a hole in the top and insert a small piece of mozarella.
  7. Cover over mozzarella, then roll meatballs in bread crumbs.
  8. Fry in heated olive oil for 5 minutes, then turn over.
  9. When golden brown and crusty on both sides, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  10. Add meatballs to your favorite tomato sauce and cook very slowly for 45 minutes on low heat.

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