Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Squigy » 20 Jan 2011, 13:45

Sorry, I know this is a little off-topic, but has anyone ever heard of putting raisins in meatballs? My mother said her g-great grandmother did this. It sounded weird to me, but she said it's really good.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Cherry » 20 Jan 2011, 18:37

johnnyonthespot wrote:I have to add my understanding that serving meatballs with pasta is probably an American invention.

Meatballs, or polpette, are generally found in southern Italy where they are served as a main course or in a soup.


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You were right.
In fact I know what meatballs are, a popular dish because it's usually made with leftovers, so there is a variation of meatballs in every region of Italy, what I was trying to understand (an anthropological question maybe?:-) ) is the evolution of the dish til he final combination with the pasta.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby pslreale » 24 Feb 2011, 19:00

johnnyonthespot wrote:I have to add my understanding that serving meatballs with pasta is probably an American invention.


Absolutely...ask for spaghetti and meatballs in Italy and they'll look at you like you're gross..:)
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Romano1970 » 24 Mar 2011, 23:09

you people have my mouth watering!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG. My father used to add a lamb shank after he browned it first. Plus the sausage and meatballs.

Damn I miss him and that sauce. I can come close but I havent matched it yet.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby nuccia » 27 Mar 2011, 11:23

When I make my sauce I always put sausage, meat and meatballs or my husband won't eat it! Lamb is also a favourite - I also fry my meat first (except the meatballs), add my onion and garlic and add the sauce.

As for eggs in baked ziti - I always put them in to (and my kids hate eggs) but I cut them up so small that you don't really notice them.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby jazzan » 13 Jul 2011, 22:22

There is a sauce and egg dish that we called "sauce and olives". Cook the tomato sauce with broken eggs in it and add black olives to the sauce and eggs! Good eating!
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby jennabet » 14 Jul 2011, 23:38

This is definitely the time of year to be talking about tomatoes. All over Italy at the beginning of August, the women forgo being on the beach at 8:00 AM in order to put up tomatoes in their kitchens. They buy them for 69 centessimi per kilo (about 2-1/2 pounds). They use the same jars every year and just buy new lids. The procedure is really easy. Cut the tomatoes in quarters, and put them in a big pot. Add a little salt and fresh basilico. Squish them with your hands to make some liquid so they don't burn. Then cook them until boiling. Have your jars, lids and a cardboard box ready. Fill the jars quickly while tomatoes are still at boil and put the lid on immediately and tight. Then put the jar in the cardboard box and cover it up with a wool blanket to keep it warm. You have to work fast. If the tomatoes cool off, they will spoil. After the box is filled up with jars, make sure it's covered well with the wool blanket. After a few hours, you will start to hear a "ping" as each jar cools off and forms a seal. Tomatoes preserved this way will be good for about two years. Any jar that doesn't get a good seal will explode and you will have tomatoes on your ceiling. But I never had a jar expload because I work really fast. I look forward to this project every year. Never did it before I moved back to the old country and the women taught me their method.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby nuccia » 25 Jul 2011, 00:43

We have been making our own tomato sauce since as long as I can remember - the only difference is once we put them in the jars we boil them again in a large barrel outside. I have had a few jars break over the years but only the odd one.

And yes, next month we'll make them again - :)
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Elpinoine » 18 Nov 2011, 16:46

My grandmother who was born in the US shortly after her parents arrived in the US always served pasta, but not at the same time as things like meatballs. The meat was actually served as a course in the meal after the pasta. Once the pasta was done she'd serve meatballs, sausages, and braciola, usually with bread to sop up any remaining gravy.

It wasn't really until my generation that my family started serving the meat at the same time as the pasta, and my grandmother and mother still would eat theirs after the pasta.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby PippoM » 18 Nov 2011, 21:19

In Italy, the one kind of pasta where you can fin meatballs in, is "lasagna".
For those who don't know it, it is made of slices of pasta with (in the middle of slices) tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmigiano. We often put in it peas and little fried meatballs. Then, it is cooked in an oven. This is typically done at Carnival.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby pdchenderson13 » 20 Nov 2011, 01:13

Hey guys, I managed to track down a UK version of "il cucchiaio d'argento" "The silver spoon" a wonderful recipe book with so many known and less well know dishes from italy. Its like all the recipes you wish your Nonna had told you but didn't. I am especially delighted as it had the recipe for "Arancini" fron Sicily....buonissimo!

ISBN 978 0 7148 4467 1 UK EDITION- Phaidon Press.

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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Sabino » 05 Dec 2011, 15:28

Volete mangiare bene???

I buoni piatti si trovano in provincia napoletana.

Riprendo l'esempio delle lasagne...mangiate le lasagne alla napoletana...con pecorino sardo.
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby liviomoreno » 05 Dec 2011, 15:42

Sabino wrote:Volete mangiare bene???

I buoni piatti si trovano in provincia napoletana.

Riprendo l'esempio delle lasagne...mangiate le lasagne alla napoletana...con pecorino sardo.


Si mangia bene in tutta l'Italia, non solo in provincia di Napoli! :P
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Re: Eggs cooked in tomato sauce.

Postby Sabino » 05 Dec 2011, 17:38

La prima ricetta con salsa di pomodoro è napoletana, la mozzarella di bufala conosciuto in tutto il mondo non è di Torino, ecc, ecc, ecc.


Se volete conoscere la cucina napoletana fatevi invitare a casa da un napoletano.Preparatevi ad una maratona alimentare di una decina di piatti. Un percorso nella storia della migliore cucina del mondo un viaggio che non dimenticherete più.
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