To give them a light crust, which makes them easier to pick up, meatballs can be rolled in a breadcrumb-and-flour mixture before frying.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soften bread thoroughly in milk in a large bowl. Add beef, pork, pancetta, and onion; mix with your hands. Mix in egg yolks, 2 teaspoons salt, some pepper, the paprika, and thyme.

  • Form into 1- to 1 1/4-inch balls. Chill in a single layer 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly coat a large skillet with oil, and fry meatballs in a single layer (do not crowd) over medium-high heat until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

  • Transfer to a baking pan, and bake until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Rating: 5 stars
Great, easy, tasty! I dripped a little soy sauce on them before putting them in the oven and sprinkled with a (tiny tiny tiny) bit of sugar. Also, when in the oven I used a rack to raise them over a lasagna pan so they wouldn't sit in their fat. Instead of the pancetta (grocery didn't have it and I was making it the next day) I used bacon and it worked great. People loved them, they went fast.