The sweet and sour meatballs I’m a second Sicilian dish in which the meatballs (of Meat or Fish) are cooked with onions (Red or White) flavored with Vinegar and Sugar. The result is meatballs Soft and succulent accompanied by a delicious cooking sauce of Sweet and sour onions in which to make the shoe! You can also add to your liking Raisins and pine nuts, other ingredients that are almost never lacking in Sicilian dishes!
Preparing the sweet and sour meatballs is a lot Easy and the result really Very good! The sweet and sour sauce also makes these meatballs very good even Freddie. I have prepared them with meat but you can also prepare them with fish. Very well known and appreciated are the Sweet and sour swordfish meatballs. Try them yourself and tell me what you think!
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Sweet and sour meatballs: the Sicilian recipe!
Portions: 4 Portions
For the meatballs:
- 250 gr ground beef
- 250 gr minced pork
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper
- 70 gr grated cheese
- 2 slices of White bread
- 3-4 spoons milk optional
- flour 00 to flour
For the sweet and sour onions:
- 4 red onions
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 6 spoons of White wine vinegar
- 3 spoons sugar
- thyme, marjoram, rosemary to perfume
How to make sweet and sour meatballs
Prepare the meatballs with the minced meat and set aside.
In a large-bottomed pan (or saucepan) pour a generous round of olive oil and add the sliced red onions. Add salt and let it soften on the fire.
When the onions are soft, flour the meatballs and place in a pan (in contact with the bottom of the pan not on the onions). Let them brown on one side.
Turn the meatballs on the other side and let them brown on this side as well.
Add a glass of hot water, cover with the lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes, turning the meatballs from time to time.
When the meatballs are cooked and the cooking juices are reduced, remove the lid, raise the heat and add the vinegar, sugar and chopped herbs. Stir for a couple of minutes and remove from heat.
At this point, all you have to do is let your sweet and sour meatballs rest.
When serving, you can decide whether to heat them or serve them cold. Of course, hot will be softer!