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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
Baccala' e ceci

Baccala' e ceci by Frank Fariello

Everyone knows that Friday is fish day for Catholics (even for some lapsed Catholics like myself). A traditional Friday dish in Rome is baccala' e ceci, salted cod fish with chick peas. (I love fried baccala', and there was a well-known place on via dei Giubbonari, close to our apartment, called Filetti di Baccala' that I loved to go…

3 votes
Fried Panko Crusted Polenta, Zucchini /w Goat Cheese And Eggplant With Tomato Sauce

Fried Panko Crusted Polenta, Zucchini /w Goat Cheese And Eggplant With Tomato Sauce by Evelyn Scott

4 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
Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes by Daniel Brock

nice crispy eggplant croquetts

7 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