Saturday, June 13, 2009
What To Do With Leftover Meatballs
What to do with leftover meatballs? Well, we make meatball submarine sandwiches. The meatballs that we had from last night's dinner make a terrific sub. I reheated them in the microwave, added provolone cheese, a dill pickle, and it was a terrific deli lunch at home.
I don't care to buy the packaged sub rolls because there are too many, and the bread is too soft and squishy, so instead I opted to make my own sub rolls. I tried this recipe from the Red Star Yeast site as it only made one loaf of French bread. I just divided the dough into four equal portions and shaped each portion into a six-inch loaf. It made a nice sized sub roll. The outside was chewy; the inside soft.
I hollowed out the inside of the roll to make a little valley to put in my meatballs in (saving the bread for crumbs). I think it would have been fun to add some garlic and cheese to the bread dough, to give it more of an Italian sub shop flavor. I'll do that next time.
Now to think of something to do with those fresh bread crumbs.