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13 INGREDIENTS 11 STEPS 30min

Pallotte Cacio E Uova

Italian Cheese Balls, called “Pallotte Cacio e Uova”, are a traditional recipe from my region of Abruzzo. Using simple ingredients, these Italian Cheese Balls are like an emblem of Abruzzese cuisine, made with just eggs, cheese, and bread! Who would have thought that these 3 ingredients could combine to make such flavorsome balls of joy? Eat them plain or dip them in Nonna’s tomato sauce, but either way, you’ll become addicted to these delicious Italian Cheese Balls – trust me!
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Italian Cheese Balls, called “Pallotte Cacio e Uova”, are a traditional recipe from my region of Abruzzo. Using simple ingredients, these Italian Cheese Balls are like an emblem of Abruzzese cuisine, made with just eggs, cheese, and bread! Who would have thought that these 3 ingredients could combine to make such flavorsome balls of joy? Eat them plain or dip them in Nonna’s tomato sauce, but either way, you’ll become addicted to these delicious Italian Cheese Balls – trust me!
Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
http://www.vincenzosplate.com/
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Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
http://www.vincenzosplate.com/
30min
Total Time
$15.39
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
1
US / METRIC

For the Sauce

as needed
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove
Garlic , finely sliced
2 cups
Tomato Sauce
to taste

For the Cheese Balls

2 cups
Pecorino Romano Cheese
1 clove
Garlic , finely chopped
to taste
2 slices
Stale Bread
with crust off, plus more if needed
as needed
Water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
2062
FAT
128.9 g
PROTEIN
147.5 g
CARBS
85.2 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
To start making Italian Cheese Balls you need to put a saucepan on the stove. Drizzle a little bit of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed) into the pan and add Garlic (1 clove) .
Step 2
Once the garlic starts to become translucent you can add the Tomato Sauce (2 cups) with a couple of Fresh Basil Leaves (to taste) and a pinch of Salt (to taste) , and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
Step 3
While the tomato sauce is cooking, it’s time to start making the Italian cheese balls, so put Eggs (4) , Pecorino Romano Cheese (2 cups) , and Parmesan Cheese (1 cup) in a large bowl and start to mix well.
Step 4
Then add some Fresh Parsley (to taste) , Garlic (1 clove) , a pinch of Salt (to taste) , and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , and mix again.
Step 5
Next, dip 2 slices of Bread (2 slices) into the bowl filled with Water (as needed) , then quickly remove them, squeezing all the water out using your hands.
Step 6
You can now combine the mixture using your hands or a fork, checking that it has come together well.
Step 7
Now wet your hands, get a small amount of mixture, putting it into the palm of your hand and start rolling your Italian Cheese Balls, neither too big nor too small.
Step 8
To prepare for cooking your cheese balls, put a frying pan on the stove and fill it with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed) , warming it up to 266 degrees F (130 degrees C).
Step 9
Next, place a few balls into the pan and cook them cheese balls for approximately 2 minutes.
Step 10
Once it starts to turn slightly golden in color, they should be ready. Take one out and cut it in half to test that it has cooked right through. The center should be nice and fluffy and not runny at all. Place them on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
Step 11
You can serve your Italian Cheese Balls immersed in the sauce, add a couple of Fresh Basil Leaves (to taste) , and enjoy them while nice and hot. It is also a good idea to serve them on their own on a plate, accompanied by a side serve of tasty tomato sauce so guests can choose to have them on their own or using the tomato sugo as a dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
2062
% Daily Value*
Fat
128.9 g
165%
Saturated Fat
66.5 g
332%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
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Cholesterol
974.6 mg
325%
Carbohydrates
85.2 g
31%
Fiber
10.5 g
38%
Sugars
24.4 g
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Protein
147.5 g
295%
Sodium
5125.7 mg
223%
Vitamin D
4.4 µg
22%
Calcium
4210.6 mg
324%
Iron
12.9 mg
72%
Potassium
2029.6 mg
43%
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