Servings: Makes 10 4 oz. meatballs
Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef8 ounces ground pork1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs1/4 cup and 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan (or Pecorino Romano)1 large whole egg1/2 tsp. ground black pepper1 tsp. kosher salt1 cup whole milk3 cloves chopped fresh garlic1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil , for frying
Using a whisk, mix the milk and the bread crumbs in a deep bowl. Add all the other ingredients. Using your hands (you can use gloves), mix well until the mixture looks even. With a scale, weigh out the mixture into about 4-ounce portions and form them into meatballs.
Place olive oil into a frying pan, and heat until it begins to smoke slightly. Carefully place the meatballs in the pan using tongs. Keep rotating each meatball so they cook evenly until the inside of the meatball reaches 140°. Place the cooked meatball into a marinara sauce of your choice and let simmer for approximately 2 to 4 hours.
Yield: 10 meatballs (4 ounces)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Inactive prep time: 0 minutes
Cook time: 2 to 4 hours