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Oozy Eggs Are Stuffed Inside This Spicy Spaghetti And Meatballs


Scotch Egg meets spicy spaghetti and meatballs in this wild take on a pasta classic.

This version of the midweek pasta meal, created in conjunction with the Incredible Egg, adds a British twist to the tomato sauced staple. These stuffed meatballs are similar to Scotch Eggs, an iconic food from across the pond that takes a soft-boiled Egg and wraps it in ground meat. Deep-fried to a perfect golden brown, the Eggs are cooked to just the right temperature to ensure that the yolks are still runny.

Overall, it’s an elevated take on the classic college pasta dish, perfect for the back-to-school student looking to get creative in the kitchen. Whipping up the spaghetti takes little to no time at all, and the stuffed meatballs are easy to make ahead of time. Prep the meatballs until the point where they need to go into the deep fryer, then cook them as your spaghetti cooks for a simple but oozy meal in minutes.

The combination of spicy tomato sauce, runny Egg yolks, and meatballs makes for a hearty yet tasty meal that will help push you through the rest of your work or school week.

For those looking for the full recipe, you can find it below:

Ingredients
For the meatballs
5 Eggs

4 oz pork sausage
4 oz ground beef, over 30% fat content
1 Egg (for meat mixture)
1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1 ½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper

1 24-ounce jar Arrabiata sauce

1 box spaghetti

Parmesan cheese

Servings: 2-3 (there may be extra sauce/pasta – this serving size is based on the number of meatballs per plate)

Directions

Step 1
In a medium saucepan, heat Arrabiata sauce.

Step 2
Bring a large pot of water to boil, adding a good amount of salt and a dash of olive oil. Cook spaghetti to package instructions. Set aside.

Step 3
Start by placing Eggs in a pot of heavily salted water, and bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as water starts to boil, cover the pot and remove from heat. Allow Eggs to rest for 4 minutes in the hot water, and then carefully transfer to a bowl of ice water. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Carefully peel the Eggs when cooled.

Step 4
In a large bowl, combine the sausage, ground beef 1 whole Egg, garlic powder, parsley, and mustard. Combine until fully incorporated. Divide the meat mixture into 5 portions. Flatten meat mixture with hands and fold evenly covering the Egg completely.

Step 5

Place frying oil in a large soup pot and bring to 350 degrees. Once at the right temperature, drop in the meatballs. Deep fry until golden brown and delicious.

Step 6

Assemble the pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Cut open the meatballs and watch the Egg yolks ooze out!


Created in partnership with The Incredible Egg. 

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Spaghetti And Meatball Waffle Burgers Exist And Here’s How To Make Them

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Waffle irons have proven to be an invaluable tool in the kitchen as any ordinary food can be transformed into a delicious waffle creation.

Nick Chipman at Dude Foods has proven this once again by waffling his spaghetti and making a burger bun out of it.

Chipman said he just cooked the spaghetti, mixed it in some egg wash and threw it in his cheap-ass $10, Black Friday waffle maker.

After that, he balled up a half pound of Italian sausage, topped it with Mozzarella cheese and sauced it with marinara for an insane spaghetti and meatball waffle burger.

Check out the step-by-step on the Dude Foods blog and check out a quick visual below:

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Deep-Fried Meatballs Stuffed with Cheese and Spaghetti Noodles, Because Arteries Are Overrated

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Raise your hand if you love spaghetti and meatballs! If you didn’t raise your paw, we’re not friends. What makes this dish timeless is its simplicity and ability to be made in a variety of innovative ways (see: Pizzaghetti). Of course, leave it to  Nick at Dude Foods to bring this classic eat to a new level of delicious with his Deep-Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs.

It all starts with a cube of mozzaralla wrapped with spaghetti noodles, which is then packed inside a meat orb and baked to perfection. But it doesn’t stop there — Nick deep fried these bad boys and topped ’em with marinara sauce and Parmesan. OH, baby.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

It doesn’t get much better than niblet-sized, deep fried and cheese-stuffed, now does it?

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Today I Learned: Spaghetti and Meatballs Aren’t Actually Italian

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It’s easy enough to understand that the dry, doughy pancake you get from Pizza Hut isn’t actually authentic Italiana, but spaghetti and meatballs? My whole life is a lie.

It all started, apparently, with the mass Italian migration to America in the late 1800s/early 1900s, according to Smithsonian Mag. Back in the homeland, pasta was considered more of an appetizer than an entrée and “meatballs” (called “Polpettes”) were made with at least half bread and half meat, because meat was considered a luxury. Over on this side of the pond however, families generally made more and food was generally cheaper, which allowed Italian-American women to get a little bit fancier and a little bit more creative with their dinners. The result? Meatballs the size of baseballs, and larger portions of carbs – to appease the palates of the Anglo-American diners who were used to eating large amounts of potatoes.

If you were to head to Italy, moreover, chances are you wouldn’t be able to order a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, unless you’ve wandered right into a tourist trap. Next you’re gonna tell me that nachos aren’t Mexican. Wait what? Really? Are you sure? Jesus.

Check out the whole history for yourself at blogs.smithsonianmag.com.

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Italian Style Meatball Bubble Gum

Being a foodie, the most common question I hear within the community between fellow foodbeasts is, “What’s your favorite food?” For most, this is a damn near impossible question to answer. For me, I think I may have narrowed down my list to about 45 things, and spaghetti and meatballs is definitely in one of the higher positions.

I also very much enjoy gum, so this Hearty Italian Style Meatball Bubble Gum that was just brought to my attention had me rather giddy all morning. Each piece looks like it should be sitting on top of a big plate of pasta, but it actually tastes like delicious bubble gum. You could play a pretty funny practical joke with these, by switching out for the real thing with this chewy twin brother. ($5 @ Amazon)