RECIPE: Mario Batali’s Turkey Meatballs

04/21/2016 at 11:59 AM ET

Mario Batali’s Turkey Meatballs
10 cloves garlic, divided
1 lb. ground turkey
1 lb. ground pork
2½ cups fresh bread crumbs
½ cup milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary, plus 1 sprig
2 tbsp. red pepper flakes, divided
1-2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 red onions, thinly sliced
1 cup dry red wine
2 cups your favorite tomato sauce
2 tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 475°. Finely chop 4 garlic cloves and place in a large bowl. Add turkey, pork, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, chopped rosemary, 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Mix lightly until just combined. Form into golf-ball-size meatballs and place in a shallow casserole. Roast meatballs until dark golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

2. Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining 6 garlic cloves. In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over high heat until smoking. Add garlic and onions. Reduce heat to medium and cook until well browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes, wine and rosemary sprig. Bring to a boil and cook until wine is reduced by half. Add tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes. Add meatballs and bake for 1 hour. Serve in shallow bowls with sauce. Top with parsley.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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