Spaghetti and meatballs is the ultimate comfort dish, nothing lets someone know how much you care about them more than presenting them with a bowl of the homemade stuff. I am such a meatball fanatic, in fact, that I wrote my college admissions essay about them (not a joke).
Coming from a traditional Italian heritage, it is a time-honored tradition in the Aronica family to pass down this very meatball recipe from generation to generation -- my dad loves to tell the story of the day his father said to him, “Son, today you learn to make the meatballs”. The trick to making this meatball recipe is that the consistency is all about how it feels. The ratio of breadcrumbs and water to meat are difficult to quantify since it varies from batch to batch. Be conservative with both to begin with and then add more later if the consistency seems off.
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