A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yummy Meatballs

I've always wanted to make meatballs, but for some reason I've been intimidated. I just thought it would be difficult to not only make them, but make them well. Meatballs are great because it lets you indulge your red meat craving without having to consume an entire steak or burger. I found a recipe and gave them a shot and was pleasantly surprised at how good they came out! Just a warning, don't make these in advance and let them sit out too long... and don't reheat them in the microwave, or they will dry out (which I did for my husband who got home late the night I made them). Enjoy!

Meatball Ingredients
1/2 lb ground veal
1 lb ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
1/3 cup grated parmesan
4 cloves finely chopped and sauteed garlic
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp chopped oregano
salt and pepper

This recipe was so easy to make! Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl...

roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls....

heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat and fry until the meatballs are fully cooked.

You'll need to turn them around with tongs to make sure all sides cook.

When the meatballs are done, you can eat them plain or toss them over some spaghetti with marinara sauce!

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious!!!!! Wish you could make me some for lunch today!!