Dom's Mom's Meatballs

Dom De Luise

Dom DeLuise is not only a great comic, author, artist and movie star, he a good cook too.

His cook books Eat This and Eat ThisToo are a must if you want to cook up great Italian family recipes. Eat This is even better in the video version. OK, just go to his web site and order (A) the cook books, and (B) the videos and then (C) his spices. Check out my spice section for more on Dom's Spices.

One of the wonderful recipes in Eat This is Dom's Mom's Meatballs. I take his advice and make up about 100 each time, freeze them and then seal them in Food Saver baggies. Four cups of sauce in one baggie, four meatballs in another amd dindin is almost ready. And you know how lazy I am....  Where's the garlic bread? ? ? ?

    Anyway, thank you, sir, for letting me share this great recipe with my family and friends.  It's our favorite and I'm betting it will be theirs too.

 2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 pound of ground pork
2 cups Italian-flavored bread crumbs
4  eggs
1  cup milk
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1  cup grated cheese
 1 tablespoon  olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped very fine
1 onion, minced
1/2 cup pignoli (pine nuts) (optional)

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix throughly. Let stand 1/2 hour. Shape into medium-size meatballs. Fry gently in olive oil until lightly browned, or place on foil on a cookie sheet and bake for 1/2 hour at 35o degrees. Gently place in your own hot spagetti sauce and cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour.

(Dom's note)

P.S. What I like to do is quadruple the recipe (you'll have about 100 meatballs) and then place the meatballs on large teflon baking pans. After they're baked and cooled, I put twenty at a time in large Ziplock bags and pop them in the freezer. then they're ready, willing and able anytime.

(Carl's note)

Kay wrote in "parmsean" next to the grated cheese. And, we try to always toast the pine nuts whenever we have them both in this recipe and in salads.

Please take a few moments to look around in Dom's web site, The Official Dom DeLuise Website for great gifts for friends and yourself.