Monday, May 4, 2009
Spaghetti and Meatballs
This afternoon, while I listened to the mad psychologist on NPR describe how exciting he found torturing people, I made meatballs. It was easy to do. I started with a couple of pounds of Cedar Summit ground pork that I pulled from the freezer last Thursday. I mixed together the pork, a cup of bread crumbs (from leftover pane d'olio kept in the freezer), a couple of eggs, a couple of pressed garlic cloves, and some oregano, basil, salt and pepper. After I formed the mixture into balls, I browned them in olive oil, then threw them into a big pot with a large can of crushed tomatoes, another large can of diced tomatoes, some more oregano, another pressed garlic clove, and some salt. I let this simmer for a couple of hours, then served it with spaghetti.
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