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Gris Gris
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Red Gravy and Meatballs-Pics


I made Vita Greco's Red Gravy with meatballs over the weekend. Pics aren't pretty, but here they are for those who like pics. It's a good recipe. I made more meatballs than called for because there's a lot of sauce in this one. I put more ground meat than called for. Used a lot of pork necks, but no lamb shank. Makes more than it says in the recipe. Here's a link to the recipe.

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There's a similar recipe in the latest issue of Cuisine at Home. It calls for spareribs rather than pork necks. I've used those as well.

Meatball mixture.

Meatballs

Meatballs in the pot browning.


The sauce.

The browned meats. This isn't pretty, but it smelled good and tasted better.

Sauce with meat added and having simmered 3 hours plus.

Ready for consumption with broiled Italian bread brushed with olive oil and fresh garlic.







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Ole Geauxt
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i wish i could find my kodak to take a picture of something..

looks good..






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Gris Gris
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We all know you can post pics, Ole Man, because you've done it. I don't know if anyone really wants to see anymore of them, though.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment. It took me forever to do that because someone kept interrupting me.






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Cajunate
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Gris, that looks fantastic! I could easily eat a plate or two of that.





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glassman
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Gris Gris


Looks great Gris. Some of the gravy should be tossed with the pasta before topping with more of the gravy/meatball mixture. I'm going to try this once Lent is over.






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Gris Gris
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Some of the gravy should be tossed with the pasta before topping with more of the gravy/meatball mixture.


It was, Glass, along with some of the pasta water in the sauce. Water must be added while cooking, so I used some pasta water the last time I added some.

Thanks, Cajun.






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Ole Geauxt
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don't know if anyone really wants to see anymore of them
uh oh,,, did i get too deep in the george dickel bottle and post noods, again?






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Gris Gris
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I sure hope not.





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glassman
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Pasta looks plain and just topped. I even have my reading glasses on...





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dallastiger55
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I just had the urge to drop a deuce just by the picture





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Gris Gris
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Pasta looks plain and just topped. I even have my reading glasses on...


I didn't drench it in sauce when I tossed it. Just enough to keep it from sticking together. Worked out perfectly.






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Boondock544
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Looks dam good





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Rohan2Reed
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well that just looks delightful





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plawmac
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Gris - are you from N.O.? Red Gravy is sorta of yat thing, not that there's anything wrong with that (especially since I'm a yat from the lower 9).





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Gris Gris
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Gris - are you from N.O.?


I'm not, but I did live there for a while. Also have some friends whose parents made it on Sundays growing up. I still can't make it just like theirs and I mourn for that exact flavor.






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OTIS2
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Looks good, GG. Put some anchovies in the sauce.





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Paige
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IWEI

But what on earth is red gravy? Looks like spaghetti sauce






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plawmac
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My grandmother (native new Orleanian) used to make red gravy every Sunday. All I could suggest to your recipe is a little sugar and some anchovy paste.


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Ole Geauxt
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that looks like our meat sauce over meatballs over pasta... we don't call it gravy, though.. what's the difference?

btw, I'm from the U. P.






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sloopy
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Looks great, I will be trying this soon.





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