2 March 2013

Ricotta and sage meatballs















If you know my Blog you notice I dont make a so much meat recipes, but I love these little balls that I adapted from  Bon Appetit . The best of these you can fry a month ahead and then reheat straight from the freezer. 

You can eat like an appetizer or a lunch, I serve with some tomatoes and mashed avocado.


Ingredients
(make 20 to 24 little balls)

1/3 cup whole milk ricotta
2 tablespoon vegetable oil plus
more for frying
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
480 grams of ground beef meat
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg beaten to blend
2 cups panko or other breadcrumbs

Method


Stir ricotta and oil in a medium bowl until smooth.
Add garlic, sage, salt, black pepper, and ground beef
meat,gently fold until just combined.
Scoop out scant tablespoon fuls of meat mixture.
Roll portions between your palms making little balls, place on a sheet.
Place flour, egg, and panko (or breadcrums) in 3 separate medium bowls.
Working with 1 meatball at a time dregde in flour, rolling in your hands to remove excess of flour.
Dip in egg allow excess to drip back into a bowl.
Roll meatball in panko pressing gently to coat.
Reserve in sheet.
Pour oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat.
Working in batches, fry meatballs, turning often until light golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
(they will be finish in oven)
Preheat oven at 160°c.
Bake meatballs in batches in baking sheet until cooked through about 10 minutes.
(meatballs can be fried 1 month ahead. Store airtight in freezer)
Serve with mashed avocado or other sauces.

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en español

Bolitas de carne y ricotta










Esta receta está adaptada de Bon Appetit y puede servir como aperitivo o lunch.
Yo los serví al almuerzo con tomates y una salsa de palta. quedan muy ricas.


Nota: a la tarde haré la traducción se los prometo, estoy con miles de cosas tipico de este mes, pero a la tarde me haré un hueco.


Ingredientes
(para hacer 20 a 24 bolitas de carne con ricotta)


 

96 comments:

  1. Gloria , these meatballs look delicious ! The addition of ricotta sounds really good :D

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  2. Oh, boy, do these sound amazing, Gloria! I'm glad you switched it up and shared a meat recipe with us...LOVE this one!!! xo

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    1. Thanks Liz really I dont cook a lot of meat, but I love ground meat to some things!:)

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  3. Una fantastica idea, complimenti!!! Un abbraccio

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  4. Uy...Gloria esto es una delicia, que ganas de tomar unas cuantas!

    Besos.

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  5. This recipe looks delicious, I do make a lot of meat! Love the ingredients.

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  6. Yum! I think my men would love these, too! They look amazing!

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  7. Meatballs are always a hit... These looks good!

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  8. che splendida idea per l'aperitivo! buona domenica Gloria !

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  9. They do look grand, meat I can eat in my land. And you like little balls? There is a joke in there somewhere but I'll forgo it hahaha

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    1. ah I knew you comment something about balls ...sigh!!Are many jokes with balls !

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  10. These look delicious, Gloria, I would love a few alongside a nice green salad. Yum! XO

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  11. QUERIDA GLORIA, QUÉ RICAS DEBEN SER ESTAS ALBÓNDIGAS, YO TAMPOCO SOY DE MUCHA CARNE, PERO S DE CUANDO EN CUANDO NO VIENE MAL, SOBRE TODO SI SE PUEDEN GUARDAR CONGELADAS, ME ENCANTARON. BESITOS

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    1. Gracias Pamela, si tambien encontré bueno eso de que s epueden congelar, quedan harto buenas, besos amiga

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  12. These look absolutely delish! thank you so much for posting..can't wait to make them!

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  13. I love ricotta and meatballs, but I never thought of mixing both! Great recipe Gloria!

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  14. Hola Glori!! Que rico te quedó el kuchen, gracias por los créditos!! Me llegó un comentario de una gringa y caché la mitad de lo que me dice, yo cacho que llegó por tu blog. No me animé a contestarle porque mi inglés es medio, medio.
    Estas bolitas se ven esqiusitas, ideales para un picoteo.
    Yo vengo llegando del sur, con unos kilitos de mas por todos los kuchencitos así es que ahora me toca cerrar la boquita, pero no por eso dejo de cocinar, para que engorde el resto.
    Un abrazo!!

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    1. que me haces reir Rosario, cierto se come harto y rico por allá, por suerte estuve poquitos dias (solo 5) oye la receta d etu kuchen espectacular, (nada que envidiar a los del sur) voy a ver que te dice la gringa:)
      te mando un abrazo!

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  15. That looks so delicious!

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  16. nice...love some meatballs...
    and havent had dinner yet since the fam has been gone...
    you make me a little hungry even when i am sick...smiles...

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    1. oh dear sorry you are hungry! happens when the people are sick, hope they arrive soon and you can dinner:)

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    2. feeling much better today, thank you...smiles.

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    3. Im glad you are better Brian, take care!

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  17. these so good and do I see guacamole the kids love that

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    1. thanks Rebecca, here the kids love guacamole too!!

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  18. This recipe just got bookmarked for next week, Gloria. My son will be home on Spring Break and he will LOVE this!! =)

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    1. Thanks Elsie hope he enjoyed!!:)

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    2. I know he will but I have to hide the ingredients from the hubby ha ha ha!

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    3. TRue! you have two men will love this!!

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  19. Se ven sabrosas, Gloria! I love the avocado on the side.

    Have an awesome Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I love avocado too, have a nice Sunday too!

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  20. Very appetizing! The sage adds wonderful flavor to dishes.

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  21. Gloria, I'm a true carnivore and these meatballs look and sound great! Thanks for the recipe... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Yes I know Dave:) Im glad you like are really easy and tasty!!

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  22. Gloria, those look so tender and tasty. Todd would love these! Thank you for sharing! Happy days and much love to you! xxoo

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    1. Thanks dear Marie, I really like this! and yes I think Todd would love tehse LOL
      Happy Sunday a lot of love to you:)

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  23. Que buenas Gloria! me encantan, con queso ricotta tienen que estar deliciosas y poder congelarlas está muy bien aunque creo que no sobrará ninguna jaja! Besos

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    1. si Rosana son harto buenas, aqui tampoco quedaron, seguramente piensan en congelar cuando hacen más para guardar!

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  24. Me le mangerei tutte!! ^_^ un abbraccio!!

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    1. How lovely you are always Fede, un abbraccio per te:)

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  25. Hello!!! You know how to grab my attention, don't you? I lvoe meatballs, albOndigas as we call them in Cuba (accent on the "o"). Great recipe, especially the sage bit. Muchas gracias.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. I dont know but Im glad to grab your attention LOL
      We say albóndigas too, when we were little we always ate them.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Delicious! I have been thinking about making my own meatballs for the freezer for some time. This is a great recipe to give it a try - thanks Gloria!

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    1. Thanks T.W. yes I find a nice idea can freeze them so you have to any time!

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  27. Wowww... que buena pinta tienen estas bolitas de carne. Me encantaron para servirlas como un snack bien sano y casero.
    Un abrazo amiga

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  28. Gloria, this looks delicious ! Thanks :)

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  29. Wow these look really good. Sorry I've been away for a while but I'm back now :)

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  30. Oh goodness yes I want some of these :)

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  31. My husband loves meatballs. These are definitely a treat for him.

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  32. Muy rica alternativa para las albóndigas! Un beso,

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  33. What lovely flavours - I love sage but hardly ever cook with it!

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  34. Bellissime!!! Veramente invitanti! Complimenti! :D

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  35. i like that the ricotta makes these a little less dense than your typical meatball. very nice!

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  36. Me gustan!! la ricota las debe hacer mucho mas suaves.
    besos

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    1. Cierto! y por eso me encanta la ricotta, gracias:)

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  37. Oooooh! Me encantan estas bolitas! Es que me vuelve loca el queso, y esa ricotta seguro que les da una jugosidad fantástica. También me ha encantado el kuchen de arándanos. Y leer la historia de que es herencia de los alemanes. ¡Cuánto ganamos con la suma de culturas! Muy bonitas fotos, amiga. Esos chicos tuyos están enormes ya. Seguro que lo pasaron divino, ¿no?
    Me gusta leerte de buen ánimo.
    Muuuuuchos cariños, querida Gloria.
    Y gracias! :-)

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    1. Rosita estoy muy feliz de que hayas venido again! te echaba de menos, asi conversaos un poquito. Cierto que es importante la suma de culturas y lo que se aprende? yo gozé en el sur, recordando mercados y puestos que recorría con mi abuelita, los olores, todo.
      Los niños estan enormes, y yo les sigo dicendo niños...
      un abrazo amiga!

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  38. Gloria! fantastic meatball recipe! - I happen to have the ingredients in the fridge! wonderful meal:)
    Mary x

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  39. A scrumptious combination! Those meatballs must be very soft.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  40. Ricotta meatballs sound really delicious. I also don't normally cook meat alot but I'd be happy to break my rules for these meatballs.

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    1. ah Mich I dont cook so much meat too (and my son miss it) also happens daugther is veggie so I love veggies too.
      But these balls really I like!!

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  41. les boulettes de viande toujours un succés bravo
    bonne journée

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  42. Che buone devono essere queste polpettine profumate. Mi piace molto l’aggiunta della ricotta che le rende morbide morbide. Un bacione, buona settimana

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  43. Your meatballs look fantastic! Such a nice combination of flavors.

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  44. I've got to try with smashed avocado... Delicious! Besitos!!

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    1. Yes Patty the mashed avocado was my idea, and was so good!

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  45. yo me las quedo para entrante, que delicia y que bien te han quedado Gloria!
    un beso

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    1. Gracias Elena, para entrante son muy buenas!

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  46. I love these! Could I do turkey?

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    1. Of course you can Duckie with turkey would be awesome!:)

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  47. Very nice Gloria ~ Question is: whole milk ricotta, cheese or a type of milk?

    I really like to try this ~

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    1. Thanks Grace. Yes I use always cheese ricotta, is best for these:)

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  48. I've never tried adding ricotta cheese to meatballs before, Gloria, but I love the sound of it! These look delicious and love how they sound... Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. Gloria, I have to make these!! I have prepared fried meat and rice balls but never ricotta meatballs. These look so good! Love the recipe & the sage :)

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  50. Des boulettes pleines de saveur.J'en mangerai avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

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