Chef Mario Carbone of the lauded eponymous New York City restaurant, Carbone, is joining TODAY to share two classic Italian appetizers: He shows us how to make crispy, cheesy mozzarella en carrozza and mini meatballs with a sweet and sour sauce.
Homemade pesto adds a fresh, herbaceous note to this classic Italian dish. The melty mozzarella and crispy breading are the definition of classic comfort food. This recipe is tailor-made for entertaining but straight-forward enough for a family snack.
The technique of soaking bread in milk to incorporate into meatballs is a traditionally Italian move. It adds moisture and body to the meatballs which makes them perfectly tender. The sweet and tart sauce is an excellent foil to the delicate meatballs.
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