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Oprah's Favorite Meatballs

Last post Nov 03, 2004 6:39 PM by luvtacook . 8 replies.

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  • Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    Turkey Meatball (Polpette alla Mollie)
    Recipe created by Trattoria Mollie
    Seen on the show Oprah's Favorite Sandwich
    Yields 18 meatballs

    It was Oprah's lunch of choice every day this summer—three turkey meatballs from Trattoria Mollie! What makes these meatballs so tasty? A sprinkling of raisins!
    1 pound hot Italian turkey sausage
    2 ounces fresh breadcrumbs, plus 10 ounces to coat meatballs
    1 whole egg, plus 4 more for egg wash
    2 ounces Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
    2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley
    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    Pinch salt and pepper
    2 tablespoons whipping cream
    3 ounces black raisins
    4 ounces white flour
    Vegetable oil for deep frying
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    2 cloves chopped garlic
    2 tablespoon chopped shallot
    1 tablespoon brandy
    4 cups fresh tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano

    Heat oil to 400 degrees F in deep fryer or large, heavy pot suitable for deep frying.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

    In a large bowl combine sausage, 2 ounces breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together briefly to distribute seasonings. Add raisins and mix them in. Shape into 2.5-ounce meatballs and set aside.

    Put flour in shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat four eggs. In a third bowl, put 10 ounces of fresh breadcrumbs.

    Lightly coat meatballs in flour, dip in egg wash and roll in breadcrumbs coating meatballs evenly.

    Using slotted spoon, cook batches of meatballs in deep fryer until golden. Remove from oil and drain on paper-lined plate.

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    Put olive oil in large frying pan on medium high heat. Add chopped garlic and shallots, cooking until golden. Stir in a pinch of red pepper and add brandy. Put tomato sauce into pan and transfer meatballs, covering them with sauce.

    Put pan into preheated oven for 20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked. When finished, take out and garnish with 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, oregano and Parmesan cheese.

    Serve alone or with pasta.
  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    Thanks for posting this - hope the others who were looking for this recipe see it, too.

  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    Me too can't remember who was looking for it
  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    thanks tango340 where did you find the recipe i looked on oprahs site and could not find it.
  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    On the first page click on the best of everything its on the right then on second page click on view gallery I think its about the 5 or 6 picture then click on the recipe theres a few more too
  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    Bump for others. Thanks for posting.
  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    Thanks so much. Going to make this over the week end

  • RE: Oprah's Favorite Meatballs
    bumping for Star.