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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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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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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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Cold Angel Hair Pasta in Truffle Oil with Abalone and Caviar

Cold Angel Hair Pasta in Truffle Oil with Abalone and Caviar by Blackswan

Foodies, here’s another Christmas recipe to serve up a gastronomic meal. Combining all the extravagant ingredients, the chilled pasta is drenched in a fragrant Truffle Oil, teasing the palates of your guests even before they arrive on the table.

1 vote
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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
20979 views
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
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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
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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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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
25694 views
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
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Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes by Daniel Brock

nice crispy eggplant croquetts

7 votes
9433 views
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
11477 views
Cenci Cookies - Italian Bow Ties

Cenci Cookies - Italian Bow Ties by Dominick Costa

I can’t even begin to explain how addicting Cenci Cookies are! When you think of deep frying, you normally use a batter. Well in this case, it’s actually a dough which you roll out nice and thin, cut into strips, and deep fry! Dust them with confectioners’ sugar and you have one of the most delicious treats you can think up! Now if…

1 vote
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RICOTTA PANZAROTTI WITH MARINARA SAUCE

RICOTTA PANZAROTTI WITH MARINARA SAUCE by Linda Tay Esposito

I learned how to make the panzarotti from a chef with the same last name as I in Sorrento. Esposito is a very common name in the Naples area. She was tickled to see an Asian Esposito. Instead of trying to make your own puff pastry, I highly recommend using the frozen ones (Dafour is an excellent brand) to reduce the prep time by…

1 vote
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Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata)

Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata) by Frank Fariello

The frittata is one of those categories of dishes, like risotto, where the main ingredient, in this case egg, can act as a foil to an almost infinite variety of flavors, be it meat, fish or vegetable. So by learning a single technique, you open up a whole new culinary galaxy. One of my favorite frittate, especially this time of year,…

5 votes
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