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Polpettine Alla Griglia (Sicilian Lemon Grilled Meatballs)

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15 Meatballs

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 kg ground pork or 1 kg veal
  • 125 g ground pecorino siciliano cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, soaked 3 minutes in milk and the excess squeezed out
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • organically grown lemons or orange leaves, rubbed with olive oil
  • Optional
  • grated lemon zest or lemons or orange juice


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the leaves, and make many slightly flattened meatballs small enough that you can wrap each in a leaf (use a toothpicks or skewers to keep them rolled).
  2. Grill the meatballs until done and squeeze with lemon before serving. (The leaves are not edible, so you may wish to wrap the leaves in a manner that will be quick to unwrap.).

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