Not every meatball is the same. Not every meatball is softened by bread soaked in milk, especially when it’s blazing hot outside. Do what the Sicilians do, include a soft vegetable, such as baked eggplant, to cushion and soften the lamb. Add a good pinch of oregano and spices. Grate in aged cheese for extra southern Italian flavor.
Professional Chef Method & Technique: Learn the formula for making this Sicilian specialty. Learn key ingredients, plus the best gluten-free substitutions for breadcrumbs. Follow professional techniques for assembling, shaping, and cooking various sizes of meatballs.
Serve baked Sicilian lamb and eggplant meatballs tossed with luscious eggplant, tomato, and red pepper sauce. Or present them as a warm salad paired with roasted eggplant, lentils, couscous, chickpeas, and greens tossed in fresh lime dressing. Imagine the sun beating down with the sea’s waves lapping the shore as you dine al fresco at the local trattoria…wildly popular is serving sweet-sour sauce with meatballs. It is so satisfying; you’ll lick the plate!
One PDF recipe with step-by-step photos: Professional Method & Technique – Baked Sicilian Lamb and Eggplant Meatballs. Original recipe, thoroughly tested. Easy step-by-step directions. Ingredient listing includes ounce/gram weights, volume, and inch/centimeter measurements, where applicable, making it easy to follow. Baking temperatures include F/C/Gas Mark for your convenience. Timing may vary with heat source. 4 main course servings. Cook time: Up to 27 minutes.