guess what’s cooking?
No those aren’t truffles…. those aren’t any sweets actually… but meatballs 🙂 Rolled in a bread crumbs and waiting for their turn to jump into the pan and fry joyfully to their fate.
So yes today’s lunch was an Italian classice – home made meatballs with fresh tomato sauce. Is simple and fun and really easy to feed a big crowd.
Me and Dad were obssessed with finding the right proportions and ingredients to keep the meatballs nice and juicy and very delicate. In old Italian cook book we found what we were looking for. The recipe has a little twist that guarantees delicate and juicy meatballs… just read on 😉
I love Italian food for it’s simlicity and comfort it brings. Most of Italians I know cook from fresh ingredients. The food is aromatic and always made with love. There’s passion in the every single dish. Maybe I’ve exaggerating but that’s how I feel about Italian food.
There’s a goodness in fresh tomato sauce. In summer usually stick to this kind. It’s quick and rewarding and more over is fresh, no chemistry at all. Is good on it’s own, with meat, meatballs or simply with nice chunks of streaky bacon and sausage.
Homemade Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce
1 small apple
1 medium size onion
handful of dried wild mushrooms
seasoning of your choice
Dice beef, peel and cut onion, peel and cut apple. In a bowl mix broth with mushroom and soak in the bun. Using an electric mincer mince together meat, onion, apple, mushrooms and pressed bun. Mix all in a bowl with egg and seasoning. Cover in cling film and leave for an hour. When ready form the balls, roll in breadcrumbs and set aside. Fry in frying pan and set aside.
for the sauce
1kg of meaty tomatos
2 young onions with spring onion
75g tomato puree
seasoning of your choice: salt, pepper, spices, herbs
Peel the skin of tomatos. Cut the in eights. Slice onion and mushrooms. In a pan fry onions and mushrooms. Add chopped tomatos and tomato puree. Give a good stir, cover the pan and let simmer for 20-25mins or untill tomatos fall apart. Season up according to your prefrences. Keep simmering. Add meatballs and let simmer for another 15-20 mins or until pasta i ready. Serve and enjoy 🙂