Polpettine - Italian Housewife's Meatballs

Recipe by Mia in Germany
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Chop garlic, celery leaves and potato.
  • In a mixing bowl combine ground meat, bread crumbs, grated lemon peel, salt, chopped garlic, sage and celery leaves, potato, two tablespoons olive oil and the egg.
  • Knead like bread dough and slowly add some milk to make a soft dough.
  • The meat dough should be smooth and homogenous.
  • Shape into 2 inch meatballs, flatten to about 1 1/2 inch thickness and fry in olive oil until golden brown.
  • My aunt served them with a salad of cooked green beans and potatoes, seasoned with nothing but salt, pepper and savory and drizzled with olive oil.
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