Catania – Horse meatballs

Via Plebiscito, 110, Catania, CT, Italia
Prodotto tipico di Catania Polpette di carne di cavallo su foglie di limone

Horse meatballs are a typical product of Catania, it is a street food that the people of Catania prefer to eat in Via Plebiscito (Plebiscito street), one of the most famous streets in the city due to the concentration of butchers who cook grilled meat.
Horse meatballs are prepared with the following ingredients:

  • 600 gr of minced horse meat,
  • 4 whole eggs,
  • 70 g of parmesan,
  • about 50 g of breadcrumbs,
  • chopped parsley to taste,
  • salt to taste,
  • pepper as needed,
  • 1 lemon,
  • lemon leaves to taste.

Then you have to mix the eggs with salt and pepper, add the minced meat and knead well with your hands, finally add the parsley, the Parmesan cheese, the grated rind of a lemon and the breadcrumbs.
Then you need to create some disks inside the lemon leaves, which will be cooked on the grill, season with a little extra virgin olive oil.