Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Meatball Subs with Homade Fries






I love this meal...so easy, yet so tasty...It is a modified version of PW meatball sliders. If your asking your self who is PW aka Pioneer Women...well she is Awesome. So Awesome that I encourage you to stop reading my blog and go to out to your nearest bookstore and buy her book. With that said lets continue....

Whenever I make something that could be considered Italian, I want to pull my hair into a huge bouffant, break out my stilettos, and dust off my Aunt Jen's old leopard print jacket. It's jersey style baby! But don't worry none of that took place this time;)




So here is somethings you will need to make these delicious sammies.


But wait don't forget we are making homemade fries with these subs, so here is all you need for these crispy taters. We make these all the time, they are great with burgers, subs, and steaks and they are easy and better than store bought frozen fries:) Trust me I know.



Okay, first thing first, you are going to want to make these first and get them in the oven before you start on your subs. The reason is that they take close to an hour to bake, because nobody likes unfinished fries! So go ahead wash up your taters and cut them into wedges: rule of thumb you should get 6 wedges per tater.


Next place your taters on a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle some olive oil over top.


Next sprinkle them with salt, pepper (we use a lot of pepper), and garlic. Then pop these babies into the oven for about an hour.



Alright lets roll up our sleeves and get down to business. Place your ground beef into a large bowl. Then you will want to add your bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic. I must say taking pics of ground beef is kinda gross.


After you get your seasonings added in, you are going to want to add your milk and an egg. Why an egg you ask? Well because I find it helps the meatballs keep their figure:) Then with your hands or a spoon go ahead and mix it all together.


So now it's time for this big pile of meat to take shape, with a spoon scoop up a good portion of meat mixture and then roll it into a ball. I make mine about the size of a golf ball, this makes me think I should have taken a pic of a meatball next to a golf ball to show you a comparison..hmm maybe next time.


After you get all your meatballs formed, take a skillet and put a couple tablespoons of olive oil and your chopped up onion in it. Place over medium heat.



Once your skillet with the oil and onions has heated up, it is time to drop the kids off at the pool. In other words put your meatballs in the skillet. Let them sit for about 3 min until you turn them over.



Once your meatballs get a nice and crispy on the outside, then pour in your jar of marinara sauce and let simmer for 20 to 25 min.



Don't forget about the fries!!!! Look at these golden ladies...yum!!!




So now it is time to eat!!!! Grab your sub and fill with three meatballs and sauce, then top with provolone cheese. Then add your side of fries:)

It makes me want to yell "Yo, John ya wanna meatball sub?". Sooooo good!


Here is the recipe for the fries and the sub

Homemade Fries

Preheat: 375
1 hour

4 to 5 potatoes cleaned and cut into wedges
3 tbs. olive oil
1 1/2 tbs. salt
ground pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced

Meatball Sub

A little over 1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 tbs. salt
pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
1 small onion chopped
3 tbs. olive oil
1 jar of marinara sauce (or homemade if you have it)
provolone cheese
sub buns

That should do it!

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