(Italian) Meatballs (from Ralph's Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA)

Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy




  • Soak bread in water, enough to dampen for 2 hours. Drain the bread of any excess water.
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with fingers, making sure everything is mixed very well.
  • Start to roll into meatballs a little bigger than the size of a golf ball. You should get about 12 to 15 meatballs.
  • Add 4 cups of oil to a medium size fry pan. Heat oil on medium flame. When oil is hot, add 6 or 7 meatballs to the pan.
  • Make sure there is room between meatballs for even cooking. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes.
  • Place meatballs on a brown paper bag to drain off the oil.



Joyce, 08/02/2021

"Veal" is young beef!!!!!! It is the difference in a young beef calf (veal), and an older beef animal.
Truth be, the ingredients are beef and pork when you ck animal facts. Just like a steak is a steak by many names for beef, but they are all beef.

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John, 14/04/2020

This is not Ralph's recipe, he only uses Pork and Beef and sauteed caramelized garlic, not 5 uncooked cloves

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I just saw a video about Ralph's. They only use beef and pork

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