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Alton Brown’s Genius Meatball Baking Hack You’ll Want to Copy

If you consider the perfect meatball, you probably think a crispy exterior with a juicy interior, seasoned well and smothered in simmering tomato sauce. But until now, meatball bakers have typically tossed them on a sheet pan where they would simmer in their own grease and retain a bit too much of that sogginess. Food innovation is a marvelous thing. Television showย host, chef and author Alton Brown took to Instagram to share withย us his genius hack for solving this dilemma. He posted, “Thinking about the time I roasted my meatballs in an egg carton to wick away the grease. #crispyallover.” Fans responded in the comments with praise. Using Alton’s hack, the grease pools that usually form when baking meatballs are soaked up by the cardboard egg carton. This allows the meat to form a crispy exterior shell. (With grease-soaked paper in the oven, be sure toย keep a careful watch!) Recipe…