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Straight forward Italian meatball recipe



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    - Heat olive oil slowly until temperature right for slow frying **You can determine this by placing the end of a wooden chopstick in the pan, when bubbles slowly rise from the base of the chopstick, you are ready to fry your meatballs.

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    - In a large bowl, combine mince, breadcrumbs, parmesan, onion, parley, egg, garlic, lemon rind & juice, salt and pepper. Roll generous teaspoons of mixture in to backs and roll balls in seasoned flour.

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    - Fry meatballs until golden brown setting aside on paper towel.

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    - Remove excess fat and juices from the pan.

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    To make the sauce

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    - In the same pan, combine tomato puree, stock, wine, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil.

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    ***While doing this, also place your pan full of water on the stove to boil in preparation for cooking your pasta.

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    - Reduce heat and return meatballs to the pan. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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    ***While meatballs and sauce are cooking, add past to your pot of boiling water to cook.

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    Garnish dish with freshly grated parmesan

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