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       Title: Polpette (Meatballs)
  Categories: Main dish, Meats
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Ground beef
       2 ts Parsley
       1 ea Slice white bread
     1/8 ts Grated nutmeg
     1/4 c  Olive oil
       1 ea Small lemon
       2 ea Garlic cloves
       1 ea Egg
       1 x  Salt and pepper
  
   These polpette are glorified meatballs that have that typically
   Italian flavor given by a mixture of lemon peel, garlic, and parsley
   that is known as gremolada.  This is a recipe from Lombardy.
   
   Mince finely together the zest of 1 small lemon, 2 teaspoons parsley,
   and 2 cloves of garlic.  Add to this the ground beef, together with
   the salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Stir in the crumbled white bread that
   has been soaked in milk and squeezed dry.  Finally, stir in 1 beaten
   egg.  On a floured board, form the mixture lightly into small
   flattened cakes about 1/2 inch thick and 1 1/2 inches wide.  Do not
   work the mixture or press it too much. Brown the cakes in 1/4 cup hot
   olive oil for about 2 minutes on each side. Drain them and serve at
   once.
   
                                       1958 CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel
                                            Italian Bouquet
                                            Gourmet Distributing
   Corporation
                                            New York.
   :       RECIPE CLIPPED by Michael Prothro
  
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