polpettePolpette Della Nonna Fernanda (Nonna Fernanda's Meatballs)

Today I want to share a very special recipe for me and my family.
This recipe reminds me how beautiful life is and how amazing my Grandma is.
Thank you for all the recipes you taught me Nonna;)

2 stale bread rolls
1/2 pound ground beef (cooked)
1/2 pound ounces chicken breast (cooked), finely minced
4 ounces prosciutto cotto , finely minced
2 ounces mortadella , finely minced
4 tbs PARMESAN cheese freshly grated
1 small bunch fresh Italian parsley , finely chopped
1 egg
salt and black pepper, to taste
bread crumbs
olive oil BERTOLLI brand, for frying


In a small bowl put the stale bread and cover with lukewarm water. Let soak for 30 minutes then squeeze out the excess of the water. In a large bowl combine ground beef, chicken, squeezed bread, prosciutto cotto, mortadella, parmesan cheese, parsley, 1 egg, salt and pepper. Blend all the ingredients very well with your hands. Shape into golf-sized balls by hands. Roll them into bread crumbs. In a large skillet pour the olive oil, and when is really hot fry the POLPETTE for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. With a skimmer, remove the POLPETTE from the skillet (one at the time) and arrange on a plate covered with paper towel.
The Polpette are ready to be served with a side of fresh green salad tossed with EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, salt and pepper.

Buon Appetito …
…as always SIMPLE & DELICIOUS!!!

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