Celebrate National Meatball Day
March 9th is National Meatball Day!
I always say you can judge a person by their meatballs! The meatball is one of the most, if not the most, individual expression of food creativity. Everyone who cooks has a different meatball recipe. The recipes are usually very special and will get passed down through the generations as it was passed down to them.
Growing up in Union City, I used to love Sunday mornings when my father would take my sister and I to my grandmother's house and you could smell the gravy cooking the minute you walked in. My grandmother would be by the stove where she would give me a big kiss, then spoon one of the most delicious meatballs ever made onto a plate for me. I love meatballs so much that I would eat all three phases of the meatball, from out of the gravy, to partially cooked before they even went into the gravy, to even raw right out of the mixing bowl.
My recipe for meatballs is starting with ground round steak, you add a few eggs, some milk for texture, oregano, basil, garlic salt, onion powder, (or vice versa) romano cheese, then mix with your hands. Roll and fry in olive oil until halfway cooked then add to gravy. (Yes I said GRAVY, not SAUCE!)
What’s you recipe for meatballs? Is it a family recipe or where did you find it? Also, who makes the best meatballs in New Jersey? Discuss below.