Sunday, July 22, 2012

Part One: Meatballs

     Hey guys! This is not Mercedes today. Due to some stuff coming up, I am doing her post today, but since I'll be posting Wednesday, I'm going to make it a two part post. This part will be meatballs and the next will be spaghetti. Since I took a shitton of pictures, it pretty much evens out.

     My mom is the one who made the meatballs today. Like Mercedes, she finds recipes online and then adds her own twist to them. And yes, technically I'm supposed to make the food, but I was busy making the spaghetti. haha Also, our oven and stove are gas powered and since that costs a shitton of money, we use things like an electric skillet instead so these won't be made in the oven.

-2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Oil
-1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
-1 Large Egg
-1/2 Cup Finely Chopped White Onion
-1/2 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs (We used the Great Value brand from WalMart.)
-1/2 Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
-1/4 Cup Milk
-2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
-1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
-2 Teaspoons Tabasco Sauce
-Salt And Pepper To Taste (We judge by the smell at first, since you know, you can't eat raw meat.)
-1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt

Step One:
     Take all of the dry seasonings (onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic salt) and mix them in a big bowl.

Step Two:
     Get a large bowl and put all of the wet seasonings (oil, egg, milk, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce) in it with the hamburger meat. Then mix it together.

Step Three:
     Mix the dry seasonings into the wet seasonings, into one big bowl. So, you're basically combining steps one and two.

Step Four:
     Make a small patty in your hand, place as much mozzarella as you want in the center, then roll it into a ball.

Step Five:
     Put them in the skillet and dash each meatball with Worcestershire sauce. Put the skillet on 200. (Keep in mind, we have an electric skillet, so it might cook different than a regular skillet.)

Step Six:
     Leave the lid on, checking occasionally, until they are totally brown. The cheese will probably be melting by that point too.

     That's it! Pretty simple, eh? You can top it with your favorite marinara, of course, but Wednesday's post will show you how to make spaghetti the way I like it, so you might want to add it all together.

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