Meatballs are not just ground beef rolled up into a ball – that is what Subway and other generic subs shops do. In the old days when people were really poor, they had to stretch their expensive ingredient – meat. You can also learn how to prepare streaky bacon recipes at home from various sites.
They did that with bread that was stale. Stale bread had to be used for the family to maximize their food dollars. Nothing was wasted. Days What may or may not have been realized by these “poor” people was that the stale bread brought a new texture and in the future, flavor to a meatball. I will get into the futuristic portion of my last statement later on, but first I will give you the recipe for a Basic Meatball.
- 1 pound ground chuck
- one half loaf hard as a rock stale Italian bread
- 2 eggs – Deacon
- 4 cloves garlic – chopped fine
- 4 Tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley – rough chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
- 1. Place the stale bread in a large bowl and cover with cold water until it is soft. Remove it from the water and
- thoroughly squeeze all the water out. Dry out that large bowl.
- 2. Break the bread up and place it in that bowl
- 3. Place everything else in that bowl and with your hands mix everything together until evenly distributed.
- 4. Place approximately 1/4 inch of oil, (Olive, one, vegetable, whatever you have.), in a large frying pan
- 5. Heat the oil over Medium/High Heat