Friday, December 9, 2011

Fab Food Friday!


That's right I said it, these are seriously the most fun to make and a great meal to take to all those Holiday Potluck's going on this time of year.

This recipe comes from these guys

at a restaurant in New York that is on my "food & wine" tour list some day called The Meatball Shop!

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce or any other favorite hot sauce
  • 1 pound ground chicken, preferably thigh meat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 celery stalk, minced
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Step 2: Mix together the butter and hot sauce in a small saucepan, and cook over low heat, whisking until well incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes. 
Step 3: Combine the ground chicken, hot sauce mixture, egg, celery, bread crumbs, and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand until thoroughly incorporated.This is the fun part!
Step 4: Roll the mixture into round, 3/4-inch balls, making sure to pack the meat firmly. Place the balls in the greased baking dish, being careful to line them up snugly and in even rows vertically and horizontally to form a grid. The meatballs should be touching one another.
Step 5: Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm and cooked through.

Allow the meatballs to cool for 5 minutes and serve with fat free blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Doesn't get much better than this!

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