I’d like to share with you these delicious meatballs with olives! What do you think?
I’ve added to the meatballs some chopped green olives which gave them the certain twist!
I was inspired a little by a TV-show but mainly I’ve modified an Italian traditional recipe from the region Ascoli Piceno. They use to make filled green olives! Sounds delicious, uh? Well, they fill those big green olives with a meat farce, then they coat them and fry them in oil! And those little balls are so damn delicious!
My Mamma makes them, and always makes them in amount and freezes them in. So she always has these prepared for any occasion! She loves to serve them as an appetiser!
Well, I’d like to try to make them too, but it is really a challenge for me! First of all to find the right olives because they have to be big. And to make the farce out of three different types of meat, cooking and mincing, then filling the olives all one by one, frying…… you see a lot of work, isn’t it? It’s amazing what my Mamma can do!!
So I’ve modified a little those things and this is the result: meatballs with olives! I don’t fry them to cut the fat, I bake them in the oven! Great isn’t it?
Serve them on any occasion, great for buffets! Or serve them with bruschetta and a dip when your family and friends are gathering together! Have fun!
Here is the recipe!
Meatballs with olives
- 500g minced meat
- 30 pitted green olives, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, finely diced
- 1 handful parsley, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 toast
- salt pepper
- some oil
Add the ground beef in a large bowl. Successively add the chopped ingredients.
Crumble the toast into the bowl.
Add the egg and season with salt and pepper.
Mix everything well with your hands. If it is too moist, incorporate some breadcrumbs.
Now form balls and place them in an oiled ovenproof dish.
Roast in oven about 25 minutes at 220 ° C.
Recipe from: emmiscookinside.blog
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