Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
The flavors of these tasty meatballs are based on those of the famous New Orleans muffuletta sandwich! From "The Meatball Cookbook Bible"....
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 slices white bread
- 1⁄4 lb ham
- 1⁄2 lb salami (Genoa or hard salami)
- 1⁄2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
- 1⁄2 cup grated Fontina cheese
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 3⁄4 lb ground pork
- vegetable cooking spray
- salt and cayenne pepper
- Tear the bread into small pieces. Finely chop the ham, salami, olives, and garlic.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with vegetable oil spray.
- Combine the egg and milk in a large mixing bowl. Add bread, ham, salami, olives, cheese, garlic, parsley, vinegar, and oregano and mix well.
- Add the pork to the mixing bowl and season with salt and cayenne pepper. Mix very well.
- Shape meat mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the meatballs with vegetable oil spray.
- Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately.
Yummy! Yummy! I made exactly as posted, and loved the fontina cheese in the meatballs....may have added a bit too much! I was surprised at how quickly these were done. Have to admit I used a meat thermometer since it was pork. Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Spring 2014
I had to make a few changes based to things I had on hand. I used Coppa and prosciutto instead of salami. I also used San Juan Parmesan cheese instead of fontina cheese. I didn't have milk so I added another egg and no bread so I used 1/2 cup bread crumbs. I also didn't have any green olives and I really wish that I would - next time I will make sure I have some as I think it would benefit from that flavor. I didn't have white wine vinegar so I used red wine garlic vinegar. Even with all these changes these were great. Thanks
Very tasty and easy to make, we enjoyed these unusual meatballs! I didnt have green olives so used, black, hope you dont mind. Lovely with pasta or just to snack on!!! Great recipe, thank you, loof, made for PRMR tag game.