In Addition To Spaghetti Facts On Meatballs

Meatballs anyone? Most people love!

It is the traditional start to Sunday evening most Italian families, served hot with fresh mozzarella cheese, crusty Italian bread and fried green peppers (long). If they are fresh from the pot, or simply gracing a lot of spaghetti, nothing beats a meatball.

Who knows ...

No one really knows the true origin of meatballs, but in a 2003 article entitled "Ask the Chef" John Piso described this way:

"Meatballs origin in the kitchen of some Italian when she discovered that she had left a little ground beef. always with eggs, parsley, garlic, cheese and crusty bread around, it must have felt a vague ray that struck with this idea of ​​floor meat, garlic, cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, and some beaten egg to hold it all together fry in oil; .. drop in the sauce and Bingo Two courses in a pot - pure genius! "

The question "Christopher Columbus" on the meatballs ... Why is round balls?
The answer: meatballs are not always round. In Italy, meatballs are known as polpette and are oval. Polpette are also frequently served with tomato sauce.

In fact, if the pellets were flat, they would be burgers and they break with tomato sauce. hand size is also a factor. Main big, big meatballs, little hand, little dumpling.

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, describes a meatball as "a generally spherical mass of ground meat and other ingredients, such as bread or breadcrumbs, minced onion, various spices and eggs, usually fried in a pan or in the oven in an oven. Except shape and size (usually more than one serving per meatball), meatballs are very similar to meatloaf. The pellet is just like meatloaf because of the ingredients that bind it togther. The cake is a traditional American dish made in the form of bread, sometimes stuffed, sliced ​​and covered with brown gravy. It is a meatball by any other name still a meatball? The answer is yes, because an ingredient remains constant: ground beef. The old book of Roman cuisine author Apicius included many ball of revenues branded meat:

Albanian fried dumplings include feta cheese.

In Germany, meatballs are called Frikadellen (in the north) or Buletten (east) or Fleischpflanzerl Fleischkuumlchle or if you happen to be in South

In Greece, the meatballs are called "keftedes" and usually include within the mix onions and mint leaf.

In Italy, meatballs are known as polpette. Apart from Italy, they are usually served with spaghetti as in "spaghetti and meatballs".

The hanbagu the Japanese hamburger steak is based on similar ingredients.

he In Norway, meatballs are called kjoslashttkaker ( "meat cakes") and resemble Danish frikadeller, but they are usually made of ground beef. The dish is traditionally served with boiled potatoes, gravy, lingonberry jam and / or stewed green peas. Some people also like to add fried onions / caramelized following.

Swedish (Swedish meatballs) are made with the ground or a mixture of ground beef and beef
, mixed with breadcrumbs soaked in milk and onion. Swedish meatballs are traditionally served with gravy, boiled potatoes, lingonberry jam, cucumber and fresh preserves. (In the Babylon 5 TV program executes all foreigners have Swedish meatballs, but with different names)

Turkish cuisine features more than 80 types of meatballs (koumlfte), most being made at regional level.

Visit the American classic "on top of spaghetti," Tom Glazer, who has a rebellious meatball. Lost poor meatball when somebody sneezed.

He left the table, which rolled on the ground,

And then my poor meatball rolled out the door.

He rolled in the garden and under a bush,

And then my poor meatball was boiled.

The tree was covered with a fine mousse.

Grew huge meatballs and tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,

Keep your ball and never sneeze.

One last thing ... Not very good to call someone "Meatball". The American Heritage; Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition defines call someone a meatball the same thing as calling the dull or stupid.

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