2 medium-sized potatoes

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 small onion, chopped finely

2 teaspoons chopped parsley

Salt and pepper, to taste

Dash nutmeg

1 pound lean ground beef

Approximately 1 cup additional plain bread crumbs

1/2 cup olive oil

Peel and quarter potatoes. Boil in salted water until tender. Press through a ricer or mash very well and cool slightly (leftover mashed potatoes work well). Add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, onion, parsley and seasonings. Add ground meat and mix well with hands.

Form into balls and roll in additional 1 cup bread crumbs. Brown in hot olive oil until well browned on all sides and cooked through the middle. Drain on paper towels and serve as is — without sauce.

Makes about 1 dozen meatballs.


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