This week is Potluck week at I Heart Cooking Clubs when we can cook with any of the featured chefs, past or present. I chose a Nigella Lawson recipe but not just any recipe, one she says is "numero uno" so far from her book Nigellissima. Described in the headnotes as a meatball mixture pressed into a pan, I knew immediately how I wanted to serve it......
....as a "meatball" sandwich! I didn't have to make too many adjustments for it to be more sandwich friendly, I just used a square baking pan to better fit some square ciabiatta buns and used homemade marinara instead of chunky chopped tomatoes.
It took a fraction of the time to make since there was no meatball shaping, browning and simmering required but all of the important elements of a meatball sandwich were there: moist and juicy meat redolent with garlic smothered in tangy tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella. Definitely "numero uno" according to my family!
The recipe for Nigella's Meatzza is available here. To see what everyone else made this week at IHCC, visit here.