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Make Nonna's Meatball for Your Mother's Day Brunch



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    Sunday is Mother's Day!

    And while the holiday is a popular day for dining out, why not change things up this year and cook for Mom.

    Chef Roberto Donna of Alba Osteria shares a family favorite -- Nonna's Meatballs.


    10 oz of ground veal
    10 oz of ground pork
    10 oz of old bread
    1 bunch of chopped Italian parsley
    1 egg
    5 oz of Parmesan cheese
    1 garlic cloves
    1 oz of lard
    2 oz pine nuts
    2 oz of raisins
    Tomato sauce 


    Soak bread in water for 10 minutes.

    Drain the bread very well and add to the meats in a bowl. Mix well. Next, add the eggs, cheese, salt, pepper, parsley, lard and chopped garlic.

    Continue to mix the ingredients, adding the soaked raisins and toasted pine nuts.

    Form golf ball-sized balls and pass in flour.

    Fry the meatballs and simmer them in tomato sauce for 10 minutes.