|Porta Mangiare meatball mixes are intended to recapture the flavors of Calabrese cooking as it was a century ago. They also make it easy to turn out tasty meatballs.
There are currently four varieties of meatball mix: Spicy Calabrese, Traditional Calabrese, Turkey Calabrese and Gluten-Free Traditional Calabrese, which uses potato flakes instead of breadcrumbs.
The directions call for baking, but you can also pan-fry the meatballs, which is how we prepared them (who wants to turn the oven on in this heat?).
The results were crisp and light. The boxes are not inexpensive ($5.99, $6.99 for gluten-free), given that you have to add a pound of ground meat, six ounces of grated cheese and two eggs to get 15 medium-size meatballs. But even if you won’t spring for it every day, the attractive canister packages make welcome gifts and stocking stuffers. Read the full review.
The Traditional meatball mix resulted in crisp
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