Rao’s Meatballs


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Tweaks for the littles

The meatballs can also be broiled, turning several times until cooked through for a healthier version.

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1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 pound ground veal

1/2 pound ground pork

2 large eggs

1 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

1/2 small clove garlic, peeled and minced

Kosher or sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 cups fresh bread crumbs

2 cups lukewarm water

1 cup good quality olive oil, for cooking

Your favorite marinara sauce (we like Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter, also on Food52)

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