I was supposed to make Buffalo Chicken French Bread, but for some reason it just didn't sound good that night. Well, a very good reason, actually, all those weeks of antibiotics left my tummy a bit grumbly, and buffalo sauce doesn't play well with a grumbly tummy. So I perused the pantry, pored over Pinterest, went to the store, and came home with a recipe in mind... and proceeded to change it. First I re-worked the meatballs. Then thought: "what if I change this... And what if we try this instead...?" And proceeded to create this work of genius that literally had me dancing with joy (and The Geologist drooling) by the time we beheld the finished product. It was a blast. I haven't been this creative in months!!
Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sandwiches (Family Style)
1 lb ground chicken (you can do this with sausage, ground pork, ground beef or any combination!)
1 slice white sandwich bread, crusts removed
3 Tb buttermilk
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
pizza/spaghetti sauce (jarred or homemade)
1 loaf french bread
Tear your slice of bread into tiny bits into a bowl. Pour buttermilk over the bread bits and mash together with a fork into a paste. Add the rest of the meatball ingredients and mix well. Form large meatballs: a little larger than a golf ball. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Place as many of your meatballs as you can fit in the bowl of the bottom piece of bread.
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