Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Wang's Cookbook: Spa-Peggy and Meatballs!

Today's recipe is SpaPeggy and Meatballs!

You might think it's just noodles and tomato sauce and balls of meat. But then you add just the right amount of sugar an grated parmigiana cheese.

Thanks to Mrs. Peggy Hill for submitting this recipe.

Believe it or not there really was a reason why I posted this post. And that reason is that the recipe for Spa-Peggy and Meatballs was nowhere to be found on Google.

I was making spaghetti and meatballs this evening, and my son suggested that I kick it up a notch and make SpaPeggy.

As anyone who watches King of the Hill knows, Spa-Peggy is what Peggy Hill calls spaghetti when she makes it with some insignificant changes (changes that don't really deviate from a lot of standard recipes).

Anyway, I thought I'd make it with her insignificant variations, but I couldn't find the recipe online. I had to go back and watch "Peggy's Fan Fair" (season 4, episode 24) to get the recipe. I figured it was my civic duty to post this post so in the future when people want to make Spa-Peggy and Meatballs, they'll be able to find the recipe without having to figure out what episode it was on.

(That's also why I sometimes spell it Spa-Peggy and sometimes SpaPeggy-- so Google will pick it up either way. Spelling variations shouldn't impair people's access to important information like this.)

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Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Sometimes adding balsamic vinegar makes all the difference.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 7:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

So when will you be fulfilling your civic duty and actually posting the recipe?

Is balsamic vinegar normally in spaghetti and meatballs?

Do you think it would work with wheat-free noodles, and Romano made with sheep's milk?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Peggy Hill...what a woman!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Susan- Adding balsamic viniger would indeed make all the difference. And the difference is that it would no longer be SpaPeggy and MeatBalls. It would just be ordinary spaghetti and meatballs.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Brett said...

I had to have the recipe, google was of little service... and then I found your page. So I just stopped by to tell you to get the fuck out of my mind.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Kevin Mason said...

Bravo Jack! To quote Hank... "you ain't right"! Thank you for this public service!

Friday, November 28, 2008 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger wackplayer said...

you have to think from her roots if you want to get close to her recipes. In another episode she adds a spoonful of orange juice to a recipe that doesn't usually call for fruit juice.

Try this: Lightly fry the spaghetti on a pancake griddle, with some bacon fat, then drop the pasta in the water when it gets slightly bubbly. Sure, the pasta would split, but a large strainer would catch all the pieces. The fat also stop sticking. The pasta takes on a slight toasted flavor.

Monday, May 31, 2010 12:52:00 AM  

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