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Pallotte Cheese And Eggs (Abruzzese recipe)

Typical and recycled recipe

by Ada Parisi
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Pallotte cacio e uova, ricetta abruzzese di riciclo

Pallotte Cheese And Eggs (cace and where). A delicious recipe typical of Abruzzo that I tasted the first time in the wonderful restaurant of Peppino Tinari in Guardiagrele, Villa Maiella: I am a cheese lover, Tomato and meatballs and this old dish could not hit me. Since, each time in a restaurant I found pallotte cient and where I always ordered, always finding them good, but not up to the standard of Peppino Tinari.

The recipe of pallotte cacio e ova by Peppino Tinari

Luckily, I have quite a cookbook written by Tinari, in which it finds its recipe, which is what I leave today. The dish is poor, because it is made only with egg, cheese, stale bread and tomato, but highly caloric. Especially taking into account that these meatballs will become employees within seconds. Is’ easy to love, it is hard to stop eating them from.

I advise you to prepare the pallotte cheese and eggs from Abruzzo a few hours in advance, because they will absorb the sauce better and texture will become absolutely perfect. As for cheese, Tinari indicates an Abruzzo cheese and a cow semi-mature: I used a cheese Molise. The recommendation is to Grating cheeses by hand, because with the electric grater they are scratched too finely and the final consistency of the meatballs is affected. Do not put salt in the dough of meatballs cacio and eggs: mine is not an oversight, you will see that they are already very tasty thanks to cheese. I hope you will try to prepare, I am sure that the love, both you and your children.

If you look for other ideas to good meatballs and simple, of all kinds, have a look at all my RECIPES OF MEATBALLS, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. How the RICOTTA MEATBALLS cooked in tomato sauce, the SICILIAN EGGPLANT MEATBALLS, also in the version WITH TOMATO SAUCE. Or those of Zucchini, baked. Or even the delicious SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER MEATBALLS . Have a good day!

Pallotte cacio e uova, ricetta abruzzese di riciclo

Pallotte CACE AND OVA (Abruzzese recipe)

Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • FOR pallotte:

150 grams of hand-grated cheese

250 grams of hand-grated cheese semi-hard cow (I used a cheese)

3 eggs

ground black pepper

100 grams of stale bread

milk, to taste

one small clove of Sulmona red garlic

chopped parsley

extra virgin olive oil or peanut seeds for frying


300 grams of tomato pulp

a clove of Sulmona red garlic

a fresh onion

Basil (in season)

200 milliliters of hot vegetable broth

extra virgin olive oil



Pallotte caio and eggs, Typical recipe of Abruzzo

For the pallotte cacio e ova. Soak the bread in milk for 5 minutes. Finely chop the garlic and parsley. Put the eggs in a large bowl and beat them lightly with the chopped garlic and parsley, then add the drained bread and wrung well, and the two types of cheese. Knead until a homogeneous and consistent compound. Cover with contact food film and refrigerate for about an hour.

After the interval of rest, form with moist hands of the great meatballs as a ping pong ball. Fry the meatballs quarries and ova in plenty of extra virgin olive oil (a fruity) or peanut oil to a temperature of about 130-140 degrees. It is a temperature lower than that of the normal frying, which occurs at approximately 160 degrees, because these meatballs have to stay slightly golden on the outside but cook inside, so stay smooth and well blister. Drain the cheese and eggs pallotte from frying and place on paper towels.

For the sauce. Put plenty of extra virgin olive oil in a pan, better if crock pot, add the crushed garlic clove and the finely chopped onion, then heat over low heat, until you smell the garlic and onion. Remove the garlic and add the tomato pulp and, if it is in season, Basil. Add salt. Brown and cook for 10 minutes, then add the meatballs to fried eggs and cheese and cover with vegetable broth. Cook for another 10 minutes and adjust salt if necessary. Serve hot meatballs, with their sauce and plenty of homemade bread. Bon appétit!

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Luciana Agostinis 4 April 2018 - 22:32

Dear Ada, I can not wait to try this tasty recipe: tips from Apulia type bread to make meatballs? Here in the north it will not be easy finding the right cheese but I'll try.
Thank you and congratulations

Ada Parisi 4 April 2018 - 23:05

Hello Luciana, Welcome! It is a home-bodied bread is definitely the best choice. As for cheese, seasoned choose them: a cheese, a provolone, a Sardinian pecorino… too cool not because they would melt in frying. Let me know!

elisabetta 4 April 2018 - 19:42

Excellent recipe that definitely try

Ada Parisi 4 April 2018 - 23:03

Thanks Elizabeth!!!! I await your opinion!


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