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
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!!