Friday, June 1, 2007

Meatballs! YOM.

1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 medium onions
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves

1/2 cup olive oil

In a large bowl soak bread crumbs in milk 10 minutes. Finely chop onions. Add onions and remaining meatball ingredients to bread crumb mixture and with your hands blend together until just combined well (do not overmix). Form mixture into walnut-size balls and arrange on large trays or baking sheets.

In a large heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and brown meatballs in batches without crowding, shaking skillet to maintain round shape and adding remaining oil as necessary.


evicious said...

Wow amy that seems like a lot of milk...but does it make the meatball soft? What do you serve the meatballs with?

amychien said...

Oh it's not a lot of milk because the breadcrumbs soak it up in those 10 minutes. I served it with the chickpeas salad you gave me!

Jennie said...


evicious said...

you served it with the chickpea salad? So it was a meal of small round things? Haha!

amychien said...

Hahaha! Maybe that's why I thought I would serve it. I even used cherry tomatos in it so more small round things. Yay!