Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Arrividerci Dom!

Dom DeLuise died this week. Our family shed a few tears and ate meatballs. You see, we love Dom Deluise at our house. Not because of his acting talent ~ and I use the term loosely ~ in the Cannonball Run series or The History of the World Part I, but because of his meatballs. Actually, it was his mother's recipe; Dom included it in his cookbook. How can you not love a guy who names his cookbook "EAT THIS" ?

I have made these for family and friends from East coast to West. They are beloved by all. Here you go, girls:
Ingredients (for about 25 meatballs) )
(OGT's note: Bigger than a golf ball, smaller than a tennis ball)
2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 pound of ground pork
2 cups Italian-flavored bread crumbs
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh parsley chopped
1 cup grated cheese parmesan
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves chopped very fine
1 onion minced
1/2 cup pignoli (pine nuts) (optional) (OGT's note: but if you leave them out, you'll be sorry)
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix throughly. Let stand 1/2 hour. Shape into medium-size meatballs. Fry gently in olive oil until lightly browned, or place on foil on a cookie sheet and bake for 1/2 hour at 35o degrees. Gently place in your own hot spagetti sauce and cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour.


Kate Spike said...

I can only imagine how fun it must have been to be on the set with him and Mel Brooks, and I'll bet he made Burt Reynolds wet his pants laughing more than once. A great comedian who took great joy in family, acting and food--what a life!

RITA DECO - Vintage and Fabulous Finds! said...

This guy was great. Someone I would have loved to meet in person. Frikken hilarious and a nice man too. These 'classic old time' stars are leaving us too soon. (Bea Arthur another).

carole said...

Hi Pam:
The meatballs sound delicious (I almost said smell : )
He was a real character :)
I will try the recipe too