DON'T: I was way too gentle when mixing my meatballs. Says Dan, "I knead the meat like it’s bread." He adds jokingly, "I use a tiger-claw technique I saw in Kill Bill."
DO: Dan is maniacal about consistency. He measures the meat mixture with an ice cream scoop so the balls are all the same size, then rolls them out with his hands.
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