I'm having a Slow Travel party in six weeks. It may sound early, but this weekend we began cooking ahead for the event on October 20. I'm not going to share the whole menu YET, but let's just say I'll be making 18 items for at least 43 people. This requires some planning. I do as much as possible ahead of time, so I've been emptying my freezer in order to FILL IT UP!
This weekend Brad and I made 192 lamb meatballs (plus a few for dinner in order to taste test)! We made mint pesto to go with them.
We used 7 pounds of ground leg of lamb. Here is the recipe for a 1 lb. batch:
1 pound ground lamb
1/3 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 c. chopped Italian parsley
1 egg yolk
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/3 c. grated parmigiano cheese
several mint leaves, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper
Here is Brad mixing the ingredients into the meat as I added them.
I rolled 192 meatballs while he worked on his "Party To Do List".
We fried the meatballs quickly in hot olive oil.
We let them drain completely and cool on paper towels.
Then they went off to the freezer, and we had some for dinner with the fresh mint pesto!