For the past few years I've largely been making a "meat sauce" with beef, as per my wife's liking. This time I went for something a little different, making my own meatballs...actually for the first time I think. Hi Kelly. You can stop making fun of me now.
1 cup (250 mL) fresh white breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (50 mL) milk or cream
2 tbsp (25 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh garlic
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 lb (500 g) ground pork
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
In a mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs, milk, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and egg. Mash to a paste and add pork; mix thoroughly. Form into walnut-size balls.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add meatballs and cook until no trace of pink remains and browned evenly, about 15 minutes. Or, cook in oven on a greased baking sheet at 325°F (160°C) for about 20 minutes.