Food - Drink
Ina Garten's 'Unusual' Tricks For More Flavorful And Juicy Meatballs
By SANDY BAKER
There's nothing quite like authentic spaghetti and meatballs, that is, unless the meatballs are dry and lack flavor. Luckily, Ina Garten has a couple of tricks up her sleeve that can help keep your meatballs perfectly moist and flavorful every time.
Garten offers two simple things you can do when making meatballs to help keep them properly juicy and full of flavor. First, she adds half a cup of grated parmesan cheese to the meat mixture, because even though it is a little unusual, it adds a lot of flavor to the meatballs.
She then adds three-quarters of a cup of warm water, a trick she says she learned from the famed New York restaurant Rao's. Adding in the water helps to keep the meatballs super moist throughout the cooking process, so much so that Garten shares, "You won't believe it."