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Meatballs stewed with peas

A simple second course of meat loved by children

by Ada Parisi
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Polpette in umido con piselli

How to make pea meatballs that children like at home

Meatballs stewed with peas, Today, the Recipe for one of the main courses with minced meat of the most beloved of Italian cuisine, beloved especially by children. The Meatballs with peas are a simple second course of meat and good. Perhaps this is the first course of which I can remember. I do not know if my memory is genuine or whether it is due to tell Mom and Dad, that paint me little difficult character and (What an absurd view of the evolution) picky. It seems that, To heat the meatballs with peas on a camp stove, cooked and brought from Messina to my grandparents, My mother has blown up the glass of the bedside of a famous Grand Hotel in Taormina. Where it seems that even today they collect peas that flew all over the place.

How to make meatballs with peas and many delicious alternatives

For the Meatballs with peas I still have a special affection today, It is tied to the memory of my grandparents and my childhood, it was wonderful. So you will understand that it would be wonderful for me to let you taste these Stewed meatballs with peas To all your children who throw tantrums to eat. Faced with these meatballs I am sure it will not resist. An alternative? Obviously, the MEATBALLS WITH TOMATO SAUCE or those with LEMON AND PARSLEY (Piata meatballs). While the older ones will appreciate the MEATBALLS WITH PEPPERS or the MEATBALLS IN AGROOLCE Sicily.

The Stewed meatballs with peas are really easy to make, and now that the fresh peas are in season they will also have a sprint more. As an alternative to fresh peas, You can use those Frozen. I recommend you prepare a few hours in advance, Also a day before if you want, so that the flavors are based perfectly. To multiply the taste and joy, serve the Stewed meatballs with peas with a soft, creamy, greedy mashed potatoes. Now take a look at all my RECIPES OF MEATBALLS and of course all my SICILIAN RECIPES for inspiration. And have a nice day.

Polpette in umido con piselli


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


400 grams of ground beef

100 grams of bread crumbs

milk as required

salt and pepper

1 whole egg

60 grams of shredded PDO Parmigiano reggiano

40 grams of grated pecorino Dop

chopped parsley

breadcrumbs, just enough to coat the meatballs

peanut oil for frying

a fresh spring onion or shallot

350 grams of peas (net weight)

extra virgin olive oil

vegetable broth (or hot water)


To prepare the meatballs stewed with peas, put in a large bowl the ground, the breadcrumbs soaked in a little milk and squeezed, the egg slightly beaten, chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese and grated pecorino, a pinch of salt and plenty of ground black pepper.

Mix with your fingertips, without squeezing too much otherwise the meat meatballs will be tough. Mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture, adjust the salt if necessary and put the dough for the dumplings in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

With slightly moistened hands roll into round balls (not too small, the size of a ping pong ball), dip them in breadcrumbs seasoned with a pinch of salt and FRY in peanut oil (at a temperature of 160 degrees, If you are a meat thermometer) until golden brown.

Finely chop the spring onion, put it in a pan with extra virgin olive oil and little hot water or vegetable broth (do not burn the onion) and cook on low heat until the onion is lightly faded. Add the peas, season with salt and cover flush with the hot vegetable stock (or water). Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, quindi aggiungere le polpette che avete fritto in precedenza al sugo di piselli.

Cover and cook the meatballs stewed with other peas 10 minutes, so that the meatballs have time to insaporirsi. Indeed, vi consiglio di preparare le polpettine in umido con piselli con qualche ora di anticipo, so that the flavors can blend optimally. Serve the meatballs stewed with hot peas (but not hot), accompanied by a soft and tasty mashed potatoes. Bon appétit!

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elisabetta 12 April 2018 - 08:47

They are fantastic I have always liked.
A big kiss

Ada Parisi 12 April 2018 - 11:51

I have not found someone who does not like the meatballs! A hug, ADA


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