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Old 07-24-2014, 02:34 PM   #61
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I guess some people dislike fennel since it can appear to have an aniseedy flavour. I prefer the fennel bulb (to eat) but fennel seeds work well with pork I find ... as does a certain herb!
I don't like anything with that anise flavor. No matter what form it is in.
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It is over now. And back to meatballs. What is the purpose of adding pork to meatballs? I have never done it. But then I have never been fond of ground pork except in sausages. Breakfast and Italian. I do enjoy a roasted fresh pork shoulder. Great for a Sunday dinner with roasted potatoes and carrots. But in meatballs? Eh. I think growing up in an Italian neighborhood has sort of spoiled me for other food adventures. I need to break out. I do need to make me some Swedish Meatballs though.
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It is over now. And back to meatballs. What is the purpose of adding pork to meatballs? I have never done it. But then I have never been fond of ground pork except in sausages. Breakfast and Italian. I do enjoy a roasted fresh pork shoulder. Great for a Sunday dinner with roasted potatoes and carrots. But in meatballs? Eh. I think growing up in an Italian neighborhood has sort of spoiled me for other food adventures. I need to break out. I do need to make me some Swedish Meatballs though.
Re. roast pork and italians....have you made porchetta?

You probably know that meatballs are in a one of the traditional lasagna recipes. (Of course there is more than one version).

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It is over now. And back to meatballs. What is the purpose of adding pork to meatballs? I have never done it. But then I have never been fond of ground pork except in sausages. Breakfast and Italian. I do enjoy a roasted fresh pork shoulder. Great for a Sunday dinner with roasted potatoes and carrots. But in meatballs? Eh. I think growing up in an Italian neighborhood has sort of spoiled me for other food adventures. I need to break out. I do need to make me some Swedish Meatballs though.
Ground pork adds a nice additional flavor to the meatballs that's different from just ground beef - I really like it, to the point that I won't make meatballs if I don't have both. They also come out of the oven more tender than beef meatballs alone.

We're going out of town tomorrow, but I think next week, I will have to make some meatballs. Dang, I love them so much. Maybe I'll try them on an old cookie sheet on the grill, so I won't have to heat up the kitchen so much with the oven.
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Porchetta (or, as it was called in Northern MN, porketta), is not a meatball. Iron Range porchetta does use fennel. My bestie's granny's recipe used the bulb, seed, and fronds. It also included marjoram, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion. Love it to this day, but it is not a meatball--we ate it as a roast or pulled on homemade buns. I know I posted Jo's Granny's recipe, but I can't find it using the search function. It is similar to the one below, but has the extra fennel. Love fennel raw--so so about it as braised veggie.

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I decided to pack up and head out to the farm tonight (I only have a few tweaks to do to the document that is due tomorrow--brought my Internet thingy and laptop out). But what did I forget? My grandma's cookbooks and recipe box! However, I have emailed my cousin. Asked him to ask his mom (they lived across the street from my grandma) if she has the recipe handy. Stay tuned...but, then again, he might be at the cabin and fishing for walleye on LOW this weekend...might take awhile for him to get back to me...hopefully not, I'm craving Grandma's meatballs. I know sour cream was involved in the sauce...just don't have the measurements...and my taste memory only goes so far.
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