"Jersey Boys" Cook Frankie Valli's Italian Meatballs

"Jersey Boys" Cook Frankie Valli's Italian Meatballs


  • A "Whole-lotta" fresh breadcrumbs (about 1.5 cups)
  • About 1 cup milk (warm)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • About 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 extra large egg, beaten


  1. Remove all jewelry, especially rings, and wash hands.
  2. Soak breadcrumbs in warm milk for a few minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and combine with jewelry-free, clean hands.
  4. Roll mixture into sizeable balls (about 2 inches in diameter).
  5. Brown meatballs well in frying pan with olive oil. Finish cooking in a simmering pan of Italian gravy (i.e. tomato sauce).
  6. Serve meatballs (garnish with parsley, fresly grated parmesan) over pasta with a piece of crusty bread on the side.

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