Grandmother's Meatballs Recipe
This recipe was passed down from generation. My grandmother was from Italy (Calabria) and came to America at 6 yrs of age in 1892. She made each Sunday ,since I could recall.......;spaghetti and meatballs! (Salad for dessert and Italian bread).
I even have her spaghetti bowl which as a small child; I thought it was large ;but it is really not too large in size after all.
When she cooked most times; she never really measured with spoons or cups; but just guessed and sprinkled a bit here and there of ingredients while cooking!
Of course, she wore an apron ;that was a must!;and for anyone entering her kitchen over 5 yrs of age! I use to help break into small pieces the green beans many a days!
At Christmas time she would make special cookies!;;such as Pizzelles or Annisette or others!
Miss those special days!!
INGREDIENTS1 lb of Pork, veal and beef
1 clove of garlic chopped or minced fine
1 or 2 eggs .....mixed into meat
1 cup of Italian bread crumbs (Italian bread)mixed in blender
1 cup of grated Locatelli Romano cheese
1 or 2 tbs of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
1 tbs of Italian parsley chopped up
6 tbs of tomato sauce or (gravy) (homemade)
MIX all ingredients together and,,,,,,,,make into large to med sized shape of balls.
Get the olive oil and heat in large frying pan.
Place garlic in first a clove or two to get some extra flavor!
Cook the meatballs for as long time as it take to cook them fully or properly. (approx 20 mins); turning at times;so they don't burn.
Add gravy or sauce and let simmer for few hrs....2 to 3 hrs. ;then cook favorite pasta!! Enjoy!! Mangia!! Mangia!