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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs by Salad Foodie

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with me. I have made them ever since about the same way. You can vary the meats using what's on hand, but I usually select lean ground beef, turkey, chicken or lamb, with an equal amount of…

15 votes
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Chicken Cordon Bleu - Schnitzel Style!

Chicken Cordon Bleu - Schnitzel Style! by Salad Foodie

I fell in love with veal cordon bleu prepared schnitzel style in restaurants while living in Germany in the late 60's. But stateside, veal was hard to come by when I first began to replicate the recipe, so I subbed chicken breast. I have come fairly close to the 'authentic' versions my memories provide of this delicious main dish. I…

14 votes
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Fried Pasta

Fried Pasta by kathy vegas

So what do you do when you have too much leftover pasta? Fried pasta! Fried noodle cakes are popular in a number of cuisines, particularly in Asian cooking. When cooked pasta is fried it becomes crisp and toothsome. Asian noodle cakes typically don’t use a binder; in this Italian-inspired recipe a bit of breadcrumbs, a beaten egg…

6 votes
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Super Fast Fried Cheese Appetizer - Saganaki

Super Fast Fried Cheese Appetizer - Saganaki by Amos Miller

If you have a cast iron skillet, you can make a simple, delicious appetizer - fast! A cheese lover's delight! The Greeks call it 'saganaki' and you can use several different semi-firm cheeses to make this delicious and interesting treat in less than 15 minutes. The best cheeses to use are kefaloteri or kaseri, so try to obtain a…

3 votes
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Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) by lisa

Arancini means "little oranges" in Sicilian and they can be found all over Palermo. Cooked and flavored Arborio rice is formed around a filling of tomato, meat and peas, coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. When I make them they're about the size of a baseball,but you can make them slightly smaller. . Soft and crispy…

2 votes
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Tortillas de camarones or shrimp tortillas

Tortillas de camarones or shrimp tortillas by Guest of winter

Tortillas de camarones from Andalusia are made with a tiny type of shrimp called camarón and chickpea flour and are typical of the Cádiz province. They are delicious with a glass of chilled fino or manzanilla, on a bar terrace...

2 votes
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Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta by Patricia Stagich

This is a spin off of the Cheesecake Factory's recipe!

3 votes
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Zeppole

Zeppole by Frank Fariello

Zeppole are so easy to make—after all, they are basically just fried pizza dough balls—it is almost embarrassing to post about it, but since it was one of my favorite snack foods that Angelina made, it deserves pride of place on this blog. And, in any event, who doesn't like fried dough?

4 votes
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Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts by Nate Appleman

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

9 votes
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Sweet Apple Crepes

Sweet Apple Crepes by Kelsey Martin

2 votes
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Arangini.....or Rice Balls....or Werewolf balls....I'm not sure

Arangini.....or Rice Balls....or Werewolf balls....I'm not sure by Michael Swiney

The German Goddess and I were discussing food one day, as happens a few times a week. On day I was making something that she couldn't pronounce and she just deadpanned "Dracula's Balls?" Ummm.....Noooo, but that's what we'll call it from now on. K?…

1 vote
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German Meatballs and Sauerkraut

German Meatballs and Sauerkraut by Salad Foodie

I have never thought to serve meatballs on sauerkraut until I tasted this. Wow, forget about meatballs and spaghetti ~ this is delish! Perfect for anytime, and especially for Octoberfest. To serve several guests, I made the meatballs, cooked them and refrigerated a day ahead. About an hour before serving time, I spooned the…

1 vote
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Chiacchiere

Chiacchiere by Patricia Turo

Chiacchiere (chiacchiere in Italian means to chatter or gossip). and are also called cenci. They are called this because they make so much noise when you eat them. They are light and wonderful for a summer party.

5 votes
6107 views
Tuna patties (Portuguese “pataniscas”)

Tuna patties (Portuguese “pataniscas”) by nazevedo

6 votes
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Calamari, Scallops and Lemon Fritto Misto

Calamari, Scallops and Lemon Fritto Misto by Joyce Leung

This is a delicious, easy to prepare Italian antipasto. Make sure you serve it hot. Close your eyes and imagine you are in a small Italian restaurant near the beach in southern Italy. This is better than 98% of the calamari you'll ever order in a US restaurant - guaranteed. Yum!

3 votes
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