Italian meatball recipe [without the meat]

Italian meatball recipe is a real classic and delicious dish that you’ll find in each and every region of Italy. Of course depending on the area of the country you’ll find different versions according to the local traditions.

I recently spent a few days in what I consider one of the nicest regions of Italy: Veneto. Is such a wonderful place filled with art, typical Villas which are known as Ville Palladiane (from the architect Andrea Palladio who lived in the 16th century). Veneto is the region of nice cities like Venice, on the lagoon, Verona, known for the Arena where you would go if you wish to attend to an Italian Opera show.

Ville Palladiane are more concentrated around the area of Vicenza. These villas are really majestic in fact they were originally built for the aristocrats. Many architects around the world took inspiration from these villas to accomplish their projects. What I find charming about these villas is the concept upon which they were built. The architect Palladio considered these villas not only as a property but more of a cultural retreat, a place of relief and comfort where you could find peace after a busy day in the city.

Anyways if you ever come to northern Italy, besides Venice, I suggest you to visit some of these Villas.

But you might ask: what does all of this have to do with Italian meatball recipe?

Ok. So, as I mentioned I was in Veneto and I’ve tried a different recipe for meatballs which actually should be called eggplant-ball recipe because the main ingredient was eggplants.

This Italian meatball recipe was so good that I had to ask how it is made and I’ll share it with you right here.

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Meatball recipe: all Italian classic

So you want to know about Grandma’s all Italian meatball recipe?

This is a real classic of Italy’s culinary tradition and everyone has its own version of it or even its own family meatball recipe.

There a various meatball recipes: some people like meatballs with tomato sauce, some like to cook white sauce meatball recipe, some prefer the baked meatball recipe.

In southern Italy there is a very easy meatball recipe. I say easy because it’s really just rolled minced meat that they add to Spaghetti tomato sauce and it’s delicious. In northern Italy Ragù – which is a tomato sauce with minced meat in it – is more common that tomato sauce with meatballs on Spaghetti.

If you ever come to Italy you’ll be surprised of how many different version of meatball recipe you can find.

Some places and restaurants serve very tiny and small meatballs while in some other places they serve bigger Italian meatballs.

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