Grandma's Meatballs

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"My grandmother would kill me if she knew I was sharing her meatball recipe with the world. But it's worth the risk since they are so good!!! Luckily, she does not have a computer."
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40 mins 6 servings
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and coat a lidded baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine chopped onion, garlic, parsley and breadcrumbs in a food processor and mix 30 seconds.
  3. Break the egg into a 3-quart bowl and mix well using a wire whisk. Add water, olive oil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to the egg and whisk until blended.
  4. Add the bread crumb mixture, combining with a spatula.
  5. Add the ground meat and mix thoroughly until ingredients are well distributed and the mixture is binding together.
  6. Using a medium sized ice cream scoop, scoop out a portion onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Form each meatball by rolling in the palm of your hand until they feel tight and solid. (The finished meatballs should be about the size of a golf ball.)
  7. Pour 1/4 cup water into the pan and place in the oven. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and loosen with a spatula. Return to the oven an additional 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain.