Sunday, August 3, 2014

Italian Bread Balls aka Poor man's Meatballs

    My mom used to make these whenever the Italian bread was going stale, or if money was a little tight (poor man's meatballs). They are delicious so don't wait until the bread is stale to make these. They're a great side dish with a nice bowl of pasta. You can also use this for stuffed peppers or tomatoes. Make them bite size for a cocktail party, perfect finger food!!

1 loaf of ciabatta bread diced into small pieces, day old is best
1 2 oz can of anchovy fillets, the oil too
1 6 oz can of black olives roughly chopped
2 tablespoons of capers chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic grated
1/2 cup of grated parmesan
1 egg
olive oil about a cup more or less
fresh herbs of your choice, I used parsley and rosemary chopped
fresh cracked black pepper

Add all ingredient into a large bowl and mix well, use your hands it's the easiest way to combine. You may have to add some water to hold in together. Shape into balls, I flatten them a bit for easier frying. Chill about an hour. Fry until golden and enjoy!!!

* Don't add any salt!!
** They're yummy cold too!!

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