Oh my, this lady has my number. She cooks exactly the way I cook . . . or just the way I wish I cooked . . . oh, hell, let's be honest, I don't cook and we all know it.
So, anyway, I fell in love with her Meatball recipe and she won't be able to get rid of me now. I'm reposting her meatball recipe (giving her all the credit of course), and I'm highlighting in bold my favorite part of the recipe. Seriously, I've got to meet this woman.
How to Make Meatballs in a Pinch
2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
1 cup bread crumbs (fresh is better, but out of the box will work in a pinch)
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan, or 1/4 cup parmesan out of the green can
2 heaping tablespoons dried basil
2 heaping tablespoons dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or 3/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder or 2 teaspoons of already chopped garlic out of the jar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a small bowl, mix parmesan, bread crumbs, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic. Pour a glass of wine and take a sip because wine makes everything more fun.
3. Put beef or turkey in a large bowl and add bread crumb mixture to it. Mix well with your hands and when everything in combined, roll meatballs in your hand about the size of a golf ball.
4. Spread oil on a cookie sheet (with sides is preferable) and cook in oven for about 30 minutes. The size of your meatballs will determine when they are done, so give them a little longer if you made larger ones, or take them out earlier if you made smaller ones.
I must try this recipe soon!