Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baked Italian Meatballs

The 3Bs took on the Ellen Show Wednesday. It was a fun experience, despite the lack of exciting guest stars. I won't go into that, you can just look up the episode that aired Thursday the 20th and see for yourself. We did walk away with a $100 gift card to Groupon, which we promptly used towards a 3Bs spa certificate that will include a 1 hour message and 1 hour facial! This defiantly made up for the weird guests.
I think we had more fun before the show is our photo shoot:
Em is indifferent
 Meg is soooo happy!
 I can't wait!
The 3Bs!

I got this recipe from Julia's Healthy Italian Cooking Blog. I have found many winners from this site. Who doesn't LOVE Italian food!
Baked Italian Meatballs
1/2 pound 93% ground turkey
2 Tbsp grated parmesan
1 garlic clove
3 Tbsp parsley
2 Tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 egg 
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more to moisten your hands with
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 450
Using your hands, mix together all above ingredients.

Roll meatballs into balls about 1 inch in diameter.

Drizzle a bit of olive oil in your hands and roll each ball around in oil to get a fine coating of oil that will make them crisp on the outside.
Place in a greased baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Mine were not browning and I didn't want to over cook them so I stuck them under the broiler for a few minutes. I think it is because they were to close together in the pan.
I served my meatballs with the tomato, lemon and feta pasta that I made in this blog, it was delicious together!

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