This meatball recipe comes from Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen, and it was passed down from his father, who taught him how to make them at a very young age. When Ferraro joined the team at Delicatessen in 2008, he invited his father into the restaurant to give a lesson to the entire kitchen staff for how to perfect this sacred family recipe. When Ferraro makes meatballs, he soaks his breadcrumbs in a stock instead of milk.
Hand-mix all of the ingredients, making sure not to overmix. Wet your hands slightly and roll the meatballs into 2 ½-ounce balls
Lay the meatballs evenly on a baking sheet 1 inch apart and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.