Panko Crusted Ricotta Meatballs

Panko Crusted Ricotta Meatballs

This recipe was an act of pure randomness.  I was staring at a half empty can of ricotta cheese that was left over from lasagna night.  As a thrifty shopper, I was determined to make use of it before it went bad.  And the panko crust?  I was inspired by the crunch of yummy chicken …

Ingredients

  • 1lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 + 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (divided)
  • 1 Large egg (beaten)
  • olive or vegetable oil (for frying)
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