So, I am contemplating making this an every Wednesday blog for a few reasons...
One, summers in Florida are extremely slow for me. I mean, who truly wants a photo session when it is 95 degrees? And two...I love to eat and enjoy sharing my faves with you!
Italian has always been my preference when it comes to meal time. My heritage is Irish and German, but I don't care for corn beef and cabbage and have no idea what a spaetzle is!! Around my home you can find Italian staples a plenty; including rigatoni, raviolis and containers of ricotta!!
My love for meatballs has been ever present, but a few years ago my husband and I began to make yearly trips to Little Italy in NYC. Angelo's swiftly became our "go to," and their meatballs are to die for. Trying to bring a little bit of NYC home, I began to experiment with my own recipe. The results are delizioso! Serve these as an appetizer or atop your favorite pasta. They are mouth watering yummy goodness!
Preheat over to 400 degrees.
Place the torn bread in a food processor and pulse several times until processed into course crumbs.
Transfer to a medium bowl, add milk, and let sit for 10 minutes.
Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl.
Add Italian seasoning, parmesan, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and ground beef (sausage).
Add well soaked bread crumbs and mix with your hands until well blended.
Divide into 8 equal portions and shape into balls.
Place meatballs on sheet pan prepared with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes or until starting to brown on top.
Serve meatballs with your fave sauce and top with basil and ricotta.
This is a recipe you can tweak until you find the perfect blend of fabulous! You can make your sauce or use store bought, but whatever your choice I guarantee it will be a hit with your family (even the kids)!!
Until next time...
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