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Put bread into bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients combined
Shred it up
Wet the bread and mash it up so it will mix well with the other ingredients
Add mozzarella and Parmesan to the mix
Add basil, parsley, and red pepper (if you desire a little kick...!)
Mix it all up!
Smash your garlic...
Break it up!
Sauté garlic in olive oil
You'll want to let the garlic cool before mixing in with your mixture as you don't want it to melt the cheese and clump together
Add in your ground beef! I used a market mixture of high quality cuts
Mix in one egg white (or whole egg - I don't like egg flavor and you just need it to help bind your meat and...make balls!)
Ok. Here's your meatball. You're done! ...Just kidding! Here's where the artistry comes in. Pinch a bit of meat to make a golf ball sized meatball.
Roll it around between your palms until the outside is slick and uniform. Then toss it hard back and forth between cupped hands until you've got a tight, smooth meatball that won't break on the pan.
Put a few into preheated olive oil in a flat pan. Here's where you have to move fast because you don't want them to stick. Roll them around and brown lightly on all sides so you don't see pink.
Then cover. Fairly constantly you'll want to rotate the covered pan in a circular motion so the meatballs play bumper cars and don't stick. By chance if they do stick - don't panic! Just unstick 'em!
If you're unsure of the cook time, split one open and check (you'll just have to sample one...poor you!) Repeat in groups of about 8 meatballs per round.
Remove excess oil on a paper towel; also you might want to scrape the crisping beef fat/cheese out of the pan in between batches so the next batch doesn't stick and break
Holy meatballs for real! Somehow I accidentally made like 50 meatballs..but anyhow! The wet bread will make these meatballs much more tender than dry breadcrumbs.
I made my sugo fresco/veloce which I previously made a guide for (you can find it on my profile if you're interested!) and dressed the meatballs. You can serve them plain, with sauce, on pasta...
We made mini subs with arugula! They're also perfect for meatball Parmesan sandwiches. Put them in a sub, dress with more sauce, cover with mozzarella and put them in the oven on broil!
There you go! Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, or follow for more inspired recipes =]