More Than Meatballs: From Arancini to Zucchini Fritters and 65 Recipes in Between

More Than Meatballs: From Arancini to Zucchini Fritters and 65 Recipes in Between


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Round morsels of bite-sized savory foods—meat, poultry, fish, grains, and vegetables—have never been more popular. Cooks in Turkey, alone, choose from more than 150 traditional recipes for meatballs. It’s nearly impossible to get a seat in New York City’s Meatball Shop, and food trucks that feature an enormous array of meatballs are popping up all over the United States and beyond.

More Than Meatballs offers dozens of recipes, from classic Italian polpetti and French boule de viande to Spanish and Mexican albondigas, Moroccan merguez meatballs, Sicilian arancini (stuffed risotto balls), and carrot fritters. A final chapter features meatballs in traditional and contemporary contexts, with soups, salads, tacos, sandwiches, and, of course, spaghetti.

In addition, the book offers natural options for gluten-free meatballs and practical suggestions for making your kitchen meatball friendly.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510711471
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michele Anna Jordan has written nearly twenty books, including the highly acclaimed Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings and the Good Cook’s Books series. She has received numerous awards, among them a James Beard Award for Magazine Feature Writing and a Sonoma County Best Chef Award. Today she writes four weekly columns for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and also writes for Sonoma magazine. She resides in Sebastopol, California.

Liza Gershman is an award-winning lifestyle, food, and travel photographer whose passions have taken her to forty-five states and thirty-three countries. She resides in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword xiii

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 A Meatball Primer

Chapter 2 Delicious Traditions and Contemporary Customs

The Meatball 24

Roasted Garlic Meatballs 27

Bolognese-Style Goat Meatballs 29

Sicilian-Inspired Balls 31

Barcelona Balls 33

Portuguese Meatballs 35

Greek Meatballs with Tomato Lemon Sauce & Tzatziki 37

Lamb & Chard Caillettes 39

Venison Crepinettes 41

Lemon Lamb Meatballs 42

Fresh Herb Meatballs with Fried Padrons & Aioli 45

Mexican Albondigas 48

Chorizo Meatballs 50

Firebombs 52

Korean Meatballs with Korean Barbecue Sauce 54

Spicy Thai Meatballs with Coconut-Peanut Sauce 56

Pearl Balls 58

Turkish Kofte, with Four Variations 60

Moroccan Merguez Meatballs 62

Ethiopian Kitfo 64

Vampire Balls 66

Chicken Kiev Meatballs 69

Duck Meatballs with Sweet Spices 71

Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Sage and Cranberry Salsa 73

Corned Beef Hash Balls with Dijon Mustard 75

Dirty Rice Boulettes with the Devil's Mustard Sauce 77

Swedish Meatballs 80

Scotch Eggs with a Spicy Variation 82

Heavenly Meatballs 84

Chapter 3 Going Meatless

Arancini: Stuffed Risotto Balls 89

Chickpea Balls a.k.a. Falafel 91

Eggplant Polpettine 92

Carrot Fritters 95

Zucchini Fritters with Basil & Mint 96

Spaghetti Squash Fritters 98

Mashed Potato Fritters 100

K & L Bistro's Sail Cod Fritters 102

Spanish Croquettes with Jaróm Serrano 104

Crispy Crab Fritters 106

Macaroni, Cheese & Bacon Balls 107

Vietnamese Shrimp Balls 109

Parsnip Fritters with Horseradish Cream 111

Soft-Boiled & Deep-Fried Eggs with Roasted Asparagus & Lemon Vinaigrette 112

Chapter 4 Context Is Everything

Queso Fundido with Chorizo Meatballs 117

White Bean, Garlic & Meatball Soup 118

John Ash's Chicken & Shrimp Meatball Soup 120

Chicken Soup with Walnut Balls and Spaghetti Squash 122

Sopa cie Rdeo y Albondigas 125

Posole Rojo with Firebombs 127

Portuguese Kale Soup with Meatballs 129

Thai Salad with Duck Meatballs 130

Roasted Tomato & Eggplant Soup with Lamb Meatballs 131

Potato Salad with Fresh Herb Meatballs 133

Bread Salad with Meatballs 135

Meatball Tacos 137

A Classic Meatball Sandwich, with Variations 139

Polish Meatballs with Wild Mushroom Sauce 141

Moroccan Meatball Tagine with Parsley Couscous & Harissa 143

Three-Peppercorn Meatballs in Peppercorn Sauce 147

Hawaiian Meatballs with Cabbage, Chile Water & Grilled Pineapple 149

Curried Chicken Meatballs with Chutney & Yogurt Turmeric Sauce 153

Lamb Meatballs Dijonnaise 157

Marlena's Veal & Ricotta Meatballs with Tomatoes & Piselli 159

Tom's GariicTurkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 161

Gudene: Spaghetti with Stuffed Pig Skin Rolls, Meatballs & Italian Sausage 163

Summertime Spaghetti & Meatballs 167

Halloween Spaghetti & Meatballs 168

Italian Meatball Soup 170

Avgolémone & Kephtéthes Soupa 171

Appendix: Basic Recipes

Homemade Bread Crumbs 173

Clarified Butter (Ghee) 174

Roasted Garlic Butter 175

Roasted Garlic Purée 176

Tomato Concasse 177

Summer Tomato Sauce 178

The Simplest Stove Top Chicken Stock 179

Beef Stock 181

Basic Quinoa 182

Resources 183

Index 185

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