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Offline David In Indy

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Tasty Meatball Recipe
« on: January 03, 2011, 02:02:19 am »
I haven't tried it yet, but I wrote it down! I'm hoping to try it sometime this week!






Ingredients

1 pound lean ground pork   

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt   

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced   

2 teaspoons toasted fennel seeds 
 
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes   

1 tablespoon vegetable oil   

Braise:   

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced 
 
1 small onion, finely sliced   

1/2 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely shaved 
 
1/2 cup dry white wine   

1 teaspoons ground fennel   

1 28 oz can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
   
Crusty baguette, sliced on the bias to serve   

 
Directions

Combine the pork, garlic, and fennel seeds in a large bowl and season with salt and red pepper flakes. Mix well then form into approximately 14 2-inch round meatballs. Set on a tray in the fridge to firm up while you prepare the braising sauce.

In a large Dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add garlic, onion and fennel. Cook until onions and fennel are very tender and lightly caramelized - about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper then add ground fennel seeds. Deglaze with white wine and pour in tomatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.

Set a large saute pan over high heat and add vegetable oil. When very hot, brown meatballs all over, about 2-3 minutes per side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer meatballs to the Dutch oven and nestle them in sauce. Cover slightly with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes until very tender. Serve with toasted baguette points.


http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/braised-pork-and-fennel-meatballs-150373






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Re: Tasty Meatball Recipe
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 10:00:33 pm »
I hate fennel.  Do you think it still taste as good without it?

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Re: Tasty Meatball Recipe
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 12:37:43 am »
I think the fennel is the key ingredient in this recipe, but I'm sure it would still taste good without the fennel!
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Re: Tasty Meatball Recipe
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 02:18:33 am »
This recipe has triple fennel!  Very Italian.  Yum.