Not yo mama's meatballs - a different meatball thread
- lynnlato Nov 4, 2012 06:14 AM
I'm not interested in the traditional, Italian-American version. I want to know what CHers do that's off the beaten path.
for instance, I make Sicilian-style meatballs with Italian sausage and they are traditional in many ways (i.e.milk-soaked bread, fresh parsley & garlic) but the addition of currants and pine nuts and Locatelli pecorino romano cheese makes them a little more interesting.
What do you do? Swedish style, lamb meatballs, curried meatballs - hit me with some delicious meatball recipes.
I love to smoke them! I make the recipe for smoked meatballs from Jeff Smith's Three Ancient Cuisines much of the time, but I have smoked more traditional ones, too. I use a stovetop smoker. A wok lined with foil works, too.
I want to make these meatballs that I got at Costco last Holiday season. Chicken meatballs with cranberries and jalapenos. they are delicious.
I sometimes make "surprise" meatballs. Each one is stuffed with something different inside. One will have an olive in the middle, one will have a piece of cheese, one will have broccoli, one will have a chunk of pickled turnip, or a mushroom, or pistachios, and so on. It's fun!