Cheese Meatballs: Pallote Pecorino e Uova

Recipe copyright Mario Batali, 2002. All rights reserved.

Prep Time:10 min Inactive Prep Time: 0 min Cook Time: 15 min Level:Easy Serves: 6 servings



In a large bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper, and mix well.

In a tall-sided pot, heat the olive oil to 375 degrees F.

While the oil heats, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Fry them in the oil, working in batches to avoid crowding the pan and lowering the temperature of the oil. Cook the balls until uniformly golden brown, about 5 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.