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Meatballs Recipe

Asked by smdancer. Answered on 6th June 2021

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How many meatballs does the Meatball recipe actually make?

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Our answer

Nigella's recipe for Meatballs (from NIGELLA BITES) makes small "polpettes" that are cooked in a tomato sauce. The small size of the meatballs ensures that they cook quickly and whilst it may sound fiddly making lots of small meatballs, it is ideal for keeping children occupied and can also be quite a meditative exercise for adults.

Nigella suggests using approximately a teaspoonful of the meatball mixture. Inevitably, home-made meatballs will all vary in size slightly, but we would estimate that the meat mixture will make approximately 45-55 small meatballs. Try not to compact the meatballs as you roll them, as this can make them a bit dense.

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