Anne's Meatballs

Makes 6 large, 12 medium or 24 mini

1 pound ground beef, 80/20 is best

2 slices white bread, crust removed  - preferably Italian - crumbed (about 2 ounces)

1/2 cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese - not the canned kind, the real stuff!

1 egg

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt

Combine all and mix just until blended - don't over mix or the meat will become tough - use gentle hands here. 

Shape as desired and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes (turning once) or pan fry until juices run clear. Alternatively brown them on each side and then finish in your favorite tomato sauce (this is the way I like the most!) for 15 to 20 minutes.