Rao's Famous Meatballs

Recipe by fishywitch
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • In a large bowl, place the meat and rub the minced garlic into it.
  • Press the meat in the bowl.
  • Add in this order: Salt, pepper, parsley, 2 eggs and water. Then sprinkle the cheese over the top as if you are going to cover the water. Finally, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the cheese.
  • Mix from the outside of the bowl to the middle, folding it inches Do not overmix!
  • After the ingredients are mixed, start to roll the meatballs in your hands, about 6 ounces per meatball.
  • After your meatballs are rolled, take a 10 inch frying pan and add your oil and the reserved whole clove of garlic and heat. When the clove starts to brown, the oil is ready.
  • Fry the meatballs, cooking and flipping until golden brown, about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove the meatballs after frying and put on a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • (If you want you can bake the meatballs on a lightly greased tray at 350 degrees-the taste is totally different than frying).
  • Add the meatballs to your tomato sauce to finish cooking.
  • Let simmer for at least 45-60 minutes.
  • Serve with the sauce.