Friday, March 03, 2006

Recipe : Frikadeller


1 1/2 pounds ground round steak
1/2 pound ground pork
1 finely chopped onion
1/2 cup bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
milk or water
shortening or bacon fat - for frying

Mix together the beef and pork; add onion, crumbs, pepper, salt, flour and eggs. Add enough milk or water so you can form meat mixture into balls. Fry the meatballs in shortening or bacon fat until brown. Cover and simmer slowly until meat is done.

BROWN CREAM GRAVY - Brown 3 tablespoons of flour in 3/4 tablespoons of dripping from meatballs. Slowly add cream or whole milk until mixture reaches gravy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Frikadeller, rolls off your tongue, just like a swear word.
Forty years ago, I helped my mother make, it seemed like hundreds, of frikadellers, for my after the wedding reception party we had back at the house, and quite a party it was too. If there is one thing us kiwis know how to do, it is party.
We made the frikadellers smaller than you see in the picture, so they could be eaten using toothpics, as I remember there were a couple of different sauces on the side.
They are especially tasty if they are cooked in bacon fat.


Jennifer AKA keewee said...

Riannan, they are great on pasta.

Ted said...

My kinda vitals. Got hungry just looking at the picture.