Thursday, July 24, 2008

Swedish Meatballs - Köttbullar

So many people have asked me for it so..... here it is.... my now not so 'secret' recipe.

Photo by Slice.

250g minced beef
250g minced pork
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
1 stock cube dissolved in 1 cup of milk or water
1 very finely diced brown onion, lightly fried and left to cool

Place the bread crumbs in a large bowl and pour the stock cube milk/water over it. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Roll into meatballs and place on a greased oven tray. Cook at 180 for 30 mins. You can also use a fry pan which is the traditional way but I prefer the lazy oven way which browns the meatballs nicely all over without them falling apart.
Serve with lingonberries (you can buy them at IKEA or at some large department stores) and gräddsås. Don't forget boiled potatoes or mashed potato and perhaps some dill pickles.

This recipe is also nice if you swap out the breadcrumbs and stock water for mashed potato. Just remember that as there is no stock cube you will need to add salt - I prefer to use Herbamare.