Tuna meatballs and bread

Tuna meatballs

The tuna and bread meatballs are a delicious variant of the classic meatballs , a simple homemade dish, ideal for consuming leftover dry bread, using ingredients always available in the pantry. The addition of canned tuna, a precious dinner saver , will make these meatballs even tastier and more captivating! Perfect as a treat for an aperitif or for a family dinner, the fried bread and tuna meatballs are easy to prepare and will delight young and old once brought to the table!

Doses & Ingredients For Tuna Meatballs

For the dough:

    • STALE BREAD 180 gr
    • MILK 170 ml
    • EGGS 1
    • GRATED parmesan cheese, parmesan, caciocavallo … – 40 gr
    • CANNED TUNA IN oil or natural – 240 gr
    • PARSLEY to taste
    • CHILI PEPPER TO taste

For the breading:

    • EGGS 2
    • BREADCRUMBS 200 gr

For frying:

  • PEANUT OIL TO taste
  • SALT to taste
  • DOSES FOR4 people
  • DIFFICULTYlow
  • PREPARATION15 min
  • COOKING5 min
  • COSTlow
  • FOOD AVAILABILITYvery easy
  • NOTE:10 MINUTES OF REST OF THE DOUGH

Preparation For Tuna Meatballs

To prepare tuna meatballs and bread, coarsely chop the stale bread with the help of a food processor or a grater. Put the bread in a bowl and pour the milk, then let it rest for 10 minutes.

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Meanwhile, chop a nice bunch of parsley. When the bread has softened, also add an egg, the drained tuna and parsley.

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Also add the grated cheese and a pinch of red pepper, then work everything well. If the dough is too dry, add another drizzle of milk.

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At this point, form the meatballs with your hands and place them on a cutting board lined with parchment paper. Prepare two bowls, one with beaten eggs and the other with breadcrumbs, and pass the meatballs first in one and then in the other.

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When you have breaded all the meatballs, heat 2 fingers of peanut oil in a pan and, when it is hot, add the meatballs, a few at a time.

As they brown, drain the meatballs on absorbent paper. Complete with a sprinkling of salt and serve hot, alone or accompanied by sauces of your choice!

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