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…

16 votes
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
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
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
Zucchini Parmesan Fritters With Sour Cream

Zucchini Parmesan Fritters With Sour Cream by Doctor Jo

Zucchini Parmesan Fritters are a delicious way to use up an over-abundance of zucchini and summer squash. These fritters are crispy on the outside. A dollop of sour cream perfectly compliments them.

1 vote
Struffoli (honey balls)

Struffoli (honey balls) by Joseph Gargiulo

A Christmas favorite in Italian households. When I was growing up in my home there was always a bowl of these available to munch on with milk or, as I got older, with coffee. They are honey glazed pastry balls which are great for a festive snacking treat.

4 votes
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
Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes by Daniel Brock

nice crispy eggplant croquetts

7 votes
Italian meatballs

Italian meatballs by Deanna Martinez-Bey

The quality of your ingredients will make or break the dish you are preparing. The key to these meatballs are the types of meat and bread you use to make them. These are called Italian Meatballs because this recipe is a family recipe and you guessed it, it came from an Italian family. Mia Famiglia!

2 votes
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

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

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
Authentic Italian Rice Balls (Arancini)

Authentic Italian Rice Balls (Arancini) by ChaCha Can Cook

This recipe comes from Evelyn Cipriano who was a wonderful cook. She was very "Old School" Italian, and even made mozzarella cheese from scratch. The better the ingredients you use, the better the results. I made an "amped-up" version by adding sandwich pepperoni, procuito, provolone, & salami with Angus ground round. Fabulous!…

1 vote
Frittelle veneziane

Frittelle veneziane by Shawnna and Davide Busetti

Carnevale (aka Mardi Gras) season is an enormous tourist attraction in Venice. It is a time for festivities which include the amazingly beautiful Venetian masks, but also a whole host of foods that are part of the tradition. Fritoe or frittelle alla Veneziana are similar to a doughnut or fritter. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a…

1 vote
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