Italian Meatballs

[ 0 ] March 19, 2009 |

Italian Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup grated parmesean cheese
1 medium onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
Garlic powder (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

Preheat the broiler. Mix all ingredients together being careful not to add all the water at one time. Shape the meatballs into balls (medium sized) and place in a baking dish. Place the dish under the broiler and broil meatballs until browned on one side and then turn to the other side and brown. Add to the dish of your choice. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: Meatballs, of course, match the best with spaghetti. I think many of us have forgotten the simple concept of spaghetti and meatballs and how good it can be for a meal. After munching on “Albondigas a la Jardinera” (Translation: Spanish meatballs with vegetable and tomato sauce) @ La Tasca in D.C., we were inspired to post a meatball recipe. La Tasca, by the way, has an awesome happy hour from 4-7 p.m. with $3.50 Sangrias and $2.50 tapas…

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Category: baked, cultural cooking

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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