Classic Swedish Meatballs

Posted: February 18, 2012 by nietize in Pork, Swedish

From BBC More One-pot recipes
Serves 4

400g lean pork mince
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
85g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 tbsp finely chopped dill , plus extra to serve
1 tbsp each olive oil and butter
2 tbsp plain flour
400ml hot beef stock (from a cube is fine)

In a bowl, mix the mince with the egg, onion, breadcrumbs, dill and seasoning. Form into small meatballs about the size of walnuts – you should get about 20.

Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown the meatballs. You may have to do this in 2 batches. Remove from pan, melt the butter, then sprinkle over the flour and stir well. Cook for 2 mins, then slowly whisk in the stock. Keep whisking until it is a thick gravy, then return the meatballs to the pan and heat through. Sprinkle with dill and serve with cranberry jelly, greens and mash.

I’ve always like Ikea meatballs; I think it’s definitely, for me, the highlight of going to ikea. So I found this recipe in my bbc recipe book, not too sure how authentic it actually is but it tasted quite good. One huge difference from the one I had at ikea is that it’s not as crunchy. It makes me wonder what actually went into the ikea meatballs to make them crunchy. So I think mine’s nicer because it’s just more natural tasting!

Have to be a bit careful when pan frying the meatballs so that they don’t disintegrate!


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