Monday, April 5, 2010

Meatless Meatballs: Polpette di Lupo

I like meatballs, more so since I like marinara and anything slathered in it with lots of cheese would be delicious. They are also a good party food and really fun to make. I made this version based on Mario Batali's version with a few tweaks of my own. 


1 pound stale bread (I used 10 pav)
3/4 - 1 cup milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup Parmesan grated
2 tablespoons Italian parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons dry basil or 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
1 clove garlic
Oil to fry

Soak the bread in milk. First add 3/4 cup and if the bread is dry add additional milk. Don't make the bread soggy. Squeeze the excess milk and mash the bread well. Add the eggs, cheese, herbs and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Form into balls about 1 inch in diameter and allow to dry for 15 - 20 minutes. Deep fry till golden brown on all sides. 

Serving suggestions:
Serve on a platter with marinara on the side
Soak in marinara sauce and serve in between a split sandwich roll with cheese on top
Serve with spaghetti

I am sending this to tobais' 6th Mediterranean Cooking Event - Italy
6th mediterranean cooking event - Italy
 - tobias cooks! - 10.03.2010-10.04.2010


srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks awesome

Deepa said...

Looks very tempting and delicious. Meatless Meatball is an apt name as well.


Silence Sings said...

the meatless meatballs are just awesome....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

A definite good recipe for someone like me, non meat-eater :)

Priya said...

Crispy balls looks awesome..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the title of this dish,the click and the recipe too.

Lisa Michelle said...

I LOVE It..meatless meatballs and they look amazing. I can tell by the ingredients they are delicious! that said..I was thinking of trying the rock toast with the cream of wheat afterall. Now..really stupid question coming up..brace You do cook the cream of wheat, according to the directions on the box, prior to mixing it with everything else and spreading on the bread..right? God, I'm so embarrssed lol

Leena said...

I am visiting for the first time,your blog is cool with nice recipes....Thanks for visiting my blog and following me...keep visiting,glad to know about your the meat less balls,nice for veggie like me..

Sushma Mallya said...

perfect for vegetarians and sounds so delicious,.

msmeanie said...

Oh, these sound delicious! I have been trying to come up with a way to make good vegetarian meatballs. These look great.

tobias cooks! said...

I love this vegetarian version. Certainly something to try.

Meena said...

lovely...all the italian dishes u have here r beeeeautiful...


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