How to make it

  • Heat oil to 400 degrees F in deep fryer or large, heavy pot suitable for deep frying.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large bowl combine sausage, 2 ounces breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together briefly to distribute seasonings. Add raisins and mix them in. Shape into 2.5-ounce meatballs and set aside.
  • Put flour in shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat four eggs. In a third bowl, put 10 ounces of fresh breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly coat meatballs in flour, dip in egg wash and roll in breadcrumbs coating meatballs evenly.
  • Using slotted spoon, cook batches of meatballs in deep fryer until golden. Remove from oil and drain on paper-lined plate.
  • Put olive oil in large frying pan on medium high heat. Add chopped garlic and shallots, cooking until golden. Stir in a pinch of red pepper and add brandy. Put tomato sauce into pan and transfer meatballs, covering them with sauce.
  • Put pan into preheated oven for 20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked. When finished, take out and garnish with 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, oregano and Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve alone or with pasta.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Raisins? Goinna be a tad sweet. Need to run this by the Beta testing dept. The rest looks good though. RJ
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