<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Italian cooking recipe: Meat Patties in Lemon Leaves

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INGREDIENTS

½  lb. (250 grams) lean ground beef

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (use day-old bread)

Few tablespoons of milk

1 egg

¼ cup red wine

¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped

½ clove garlic, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil

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EMANUELE’S KITCHEN

POLPETTE CON FOGLIE DI LIMONE

MEAT PATTIES IN LEMON LEAVES

From the Amalfi Coast to Sicily, lemon leaves lend an unusual fragrant touch to this savory meat dish.

Preparation

Soak the breadcrumbs in milk, then squeeze out excess.  Mix together all the ingredients except the oil, and work with your hands until you have a soft mixture (add a bit of milk if necessary.)

Form the meat mixture into small flat patties, brush with oil on both sides, and place between 2 lemon leaves.  Fasten with toothpicks and brush outside of leaves with olive oil.

Heat a flat iron grill over a high flame, then reduce heat to medium.  Cook patties 3 minutes on one side, then turn and cook 2 minutes. The lemon leaves release their oil during cooking and flavor the meat.  Remove the leaves before eating. Serves 4. Buon appetito!

The patties may also be cooked on a barbecue grill or in a hot oven, at 425° (200° C) for 7-10 minutes.