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Boiled meatballs in green sauce

Boiled meatballs in green sauce

Boiled meatballs in green sauce

Doses for: 4 people


  • 700 g of beef (for boiled meat not included)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery heart
  • ¼ onion
  • 150 g of breadcrumbs milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese freshly
  • ground black pepper

For breading:

  • 2 eggs breadcrumbs

For the sauce:

  • the leaves of 1 bunch of parsley
  • 40 g of breadcrumbs
  • 1 anchovy
  • 1 boiled egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic extra virgin olive oil


  1. To prepare the boiled meatballs in green sauce In a large pot, bring water to the boil with the carrot, celery core, onion, add the meat (if it is a single piece, divide it into two pieces) and cook at least one 'Now.
  2. Feel the meat with a fork to evaluate its cooking level, make sure that it does not harden too much.
  3. Leave to cool and mince with a chopper until you get a rather fine mince.
  4. Pour the meat into a bowl, add the breadcrumbs previously soaked in milk and well squeezed, the eggs, the Parmesan, two pinches of salt, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and knead well with your hands until a homogeneous mixture is obtained .
  5. Cover with plastic wrap making it stick to the dough and let it rest for at least thirty minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.
  6. Wash and dry the parsley leaves well, wet the breadcrumbs with vinegar and squeeze well. Combine the parsley, the bread, the anchovies, well cleaned, the clove of garlic and the hard-boiled egg yolk in a glass from a hand blender.
  7. Add extra virgin olive oil and whisk, pour more oil until the sauce is rather fluid, lastly add salt.
  8. After the necessary time, form the meatballs. Pass them first in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs, fry them in extra virgin olive oil.
  9. Serve the hot meatballs accompanied by a bowl of green sauce.
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