When I get a craving for meatballs, I have a very specific meatball in mind: They're completely tender all the way through without even a hint of toughness. They're big enough to require a fork, but modest enough to justify several on the plate. Maybe some onions and fresh herbs mixed in...maybe. Nothing fancy. Totally old-school.
Yes, this is a recipe for those very meatballs. More than a recipe — I'm walking you through each step, from mixing the meat (use your hands!) and shaping the meatballs to cooking them to perfection. I know what I'm having for dinner tonight. Do you?