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What day is it? Where did Wednesday go? Marsala Meatballs


OK, I do know it is Thursday and I do not have a good excuse for not blogging yesterday so…..

But I will make it up to you by sharing my Veal Marsala Meatball recipe with you.

Spoiler alert: Two ingredients are essential but may be hard for you to acquire–Florio Marsala and Kudzu Bakery Pepper Bread. You can work around the pepper bread (I’ll tell you how in the recipe) if you have to , and if you can’t buy the Florio brand of Marsala where you live, then buy the very best you can find. It makes a difference.

1 pound ground veal

2 eggs

2 T cut up fresh Italian Parsley

1 medium clove garlic, minced

1/3 cup Marsala wine

1/3 cup milk

3-4 slices (depending on thickness) Kudzu bakery pepper bread. (Or use challah bread and add 2T fresh ground pepper)

2-4T of olive oil for frying meatballs

salt to taste

optional: Mushrooms, (1/2 pound sliced), 2 T butter, 1 T flour, and 2T Marsala for topping

Mix all ingredients from veal through salt. Form into balls. Fry in olive oil until golden brown. Transfer to plate with paper towel. Add butter to same pan,  sauté mushrooms, add Marsala and a bit of flour to make it more of a sauce. Put the meatballs back in the pan to heat with the mushrooms. Serve. I like to serve it with saffron-flavored rice.

Serves 4 . I used it to serve two and then froze the other half of the recipe and served it reheated. The photo is of the reheated dinner serving which tasted as good as the first  time I made it. The contrast of the pepper and the sweet wine is delightful! I am also going to try this recipe with ground chicken–will let you know how it comes out.

no food–but remembering Kudzu

Seal of approval to Kudzu pepper bread

Seal of approval to Kudzu pepper bread

Joe can’t eat today –he is preparing for a procedure tomorrow. I am getting over a flu so I am not eating much, but let me highlight a product we have come to love–Kudzu Bakery Pepper Bread–I am also a fan of their almond lace cookies. But it is the bread that is my fave product so far–Here is the bread getting my “seal” of approval

One new ingredient

BLT bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich with a smear of mayo–delightful. I should have taken a photo of ours tonight, but I ate it before I thought of taking a photo!

The new ingredient was the pepper bread from the Kudzu bakery in Myrtle Beach on 17 business near 72nd. It’s a yellow challah style soft bread with black pepper running through it. Toasts up marvelously. We used the premium, buy by the slice bacon from Lowe’s grocery and wow was it good–tomatoes were yellow heritage. Lettuce– plain head lettuce. Mayo brand–Hellman’s. Have done all of those things before in a BLT. The new addition is that wonderful bread.