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swedish-meatballs

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Although these are regarded as a Swedish national dish, they are popular in all the Scandinavian countries. Good with new potatoes and steamed broccoli for a main course.

Yield : Makes 4 servings
Prep Time : 30 mins, plus chilling
Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 oz (230g) ground sirloin
  • 8 oz (230g) ground lamb
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup lamb or beef stock

Directions

1. Combine the bread crumbs and cream in a large bowl; set aside. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook about 4 minutes, until translucent. Let cool.

2. Add the beef, lamb, cooled onions, egg, and nutmeg to the soaked bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. With damp hands, shape the meat mixture firmly into balls about the size of ping pong balls, and place on a baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate again for about 1 hour.

4. Melt the remaining 3 tbsp butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. In batches, add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes, until evenly browned and cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Transfer to a bowl and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.

5. Pour off the fat from the pan. Add the cream and stock, bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook about 2 minutes, until lightly thickened. Drizzle with meatballs with the sauce, and serve hot.

Variation

Chicken and Veal Meatballs

Replace the ground beef and lamb with ground chicken or turkey and veal for a lighter version of these Swedish meatballs.

Notes

Freezing Information: Freeze meatballs (without sauce) for up to 3 months, cooked or uncooked.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

725kcal (36%)
108mg (11%)
2mg (3%)
420mcg RAE (14%)
479mg
39mg
26g
2g
1g
14g
266mg (89%)
568mg (24%)
34g (171%)
63g (97%)
3mg (17%)
 

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  • megs91581

    10.15.09 Flag comment

    I made these, and they are delicious!
    http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/2009/02/swedish-meatballs.html

 

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