Polpettine - Italian Housewife's Meatballs Recipe

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  1. Chop garlic, celery leaves and potato.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine ground meat, bread crumbs, grated lemon peel, salt, chopped garlic, sage and celery leaves, potato, two tablespoons olive oil and the egg.
  3. Knead like bread dough and slowly add some milk to make a soft dough.
  4. The meat dough should be smooth and homogenous.
  5. Shape into 2 inch meatballs, flatten to about 1 1/2 inch thickness and fry in olive oil until golden brown.
  6. My aunt served them with a salad of cooked green beans and potatoes, seasoned with nothing but salt, pepper and savory and drizzled with olive oil.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 105.98 Kcal (444 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.27g 10%
Cholesterol 29.82mg 10%
Sodium 63.6mg 3%
Potassium 139.52mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.42g 2%
Sugars 1.43g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 2%
Protein 6.86g 14%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 27.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 143.95 Kcal (603 kJ)
Calories from fat 76.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.51g 10%
Cholesterol 40.5mg 10%
Sodium 86.39mg 3%
Potassium 189.5mg 3%
Total Carbs 7.36g 2%
Sugars 1.94g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.83g 2%
Protein 9.31g 14%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 5%
Calcium 37.3mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.5
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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