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The Meatball Bomb

30 Apr

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These are ” the bomb”as my kids would say so this is how the name came about.

One dozen cooked meatballs about the size of a tennis ball.

48 slices of prosciutto ham, four slices of ham for every meatball.

6 sticks of string cheese, 1/2 stick of cheese for every meatball

3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce

2 pounds of pizza dough cut into 12 balls

Crisco to grease the baking pan

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees

Have the meatballs, cheese, ham and sauce  all laid out on the side of your work area.

Take the pizza dough and divide it into 12 pieces.

Flatten it out to the size of a dessert dish.

Take a meatball and carefully make a hole in the meatball. Make sure you do not go all the way threw to the other side.

Place the cheese in the hole.

Place one teaspoon of sauce in the hole.

Cover with the rest of the meatball.

Place four slices of ham on each piece of dough

Put one teaspoon of sauce on the ham

Place the meatball on top of that with the cheese hole upside down on the dough.

Pull the dough up like you would be making a purse.

It should be round.

Keep the seam on the bottom when you place the bomb on the pan.

If there is extra ham you can dice it up and sprinkle it on top of each meatball.

Put six on each tray.

Bake on the bottom shelf in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until nice and brown.

Serve with two or three tablespoon of sauce to dip the meatball.

These are fabulous.

Great with a salad.



Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

7 Jan

Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This is a staple in my house.

Good Italian bread or grinder rolls

5 slices of ham for every roll

1 1/2 slices of sharp provolone cheese

One box of grape tomatoes sliced in half

1/2 small diced onion

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper

6 to 8 tablespoons good olive oil


Two pepperoncini peppers with the stems cut off.

Mix the tomatoes, onion , garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Set aside.

Slice your roll in half

Pour some of the oil from the tomato salad on the bread

Put the ham and the cheese on the bread

then the arugula

Layer 3 tablespoons of the tomato salad on top

Finish with the two pepperoncini peppers

Close the sandwich and wrap in plastic wrap.

This travels well but serve with mints.

Onions and garlic last for ever but so worth it.