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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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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
26473 views
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
7672 views
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
18202 views
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
22751 views
Crispy Eggplant Croquettes

Crispy Eggplant Croquettes by Daniel Brock

nice crispy eggplant croquetts

7 votes
9958 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
20636 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
7513 views
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
6166 views
Italian Meatball Lollipops

Italian Meatball Lollipops by Bob Vincent

This is a take on a food truck recipe I saw on television. They can be used as an appetizer or as a main dish. I served them with Roman Rice Balls, Red Sauce, grilled squash and a salad. I found the corndog sticks on Amazon.com. In retrospect I would change the way I made them. I was not sure the meatballs would get hot in…

1 vote
5550 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
12053 views
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
5768 views
Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato)

Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato) by Evelyn Scott

A delicious and different way to use all those eggplants we soon will have from either our own, or from our friends gardens.

2 votes
5440 views
Whole Fried Young Chicken with Salsa Verde

Whole Fried Young Chicken with Salsa Verde by Nate Appleman

Make sure you get very high quality game hens from your butcher for this dish. Serve with my Fried Brussels Sprouts and some pasta on the side.

2 votes
8396 views
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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