Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs)

Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs)

12 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Marigat
Recipe by  Marigat

“This recipe comes straight from my mother-in-law in Denmark. It's a little labor-intensive, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be addicted! Serve warm with a brown sauce, small red boiled potatoes, and sweet and sour cabbage. Better still, double the batch and have enough the next day to slice and place on toast with mayonnaise (open-faced, of course, the Scandinavian way)!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 24 meatballs

Directions

  1. Mix the veal and pork together in a bowl, and stir in the milk, onion, and egg. Mix the bread crumbs into the meat. Sprinkle in the flour, and knead well to mix. Stir in the seltzer water, season to taste with salt and pepper, and mix well. The mixture should be very moist, but not dripping.
  2. Chill the meat mixture for 15 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator, to make the meatballs easier to form.
  3. Heat the margarine in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. To form meatballs, scoop up about 2 1/2 tablespoons of meat mixture with a large spoon, and form the mixture into a slightly flattened, oval meatball about the size of a small egg. Place the meatballs into the heated skillet, and fry for about 15 minutes per side, until the meatballs are well-browned and no longer pink in the center.

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Reviews (12)

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matty12754
34

matty12754

This is just how my Danish family taught me - except that my Gram would either mix in dillweed, or sprinkle fresh dill over them when serving. Very addicting!

lboulay1
15

lboulay1

my family also makes this recipe but we add allspice and make into patties.this has been a christmas tradition for as long as i can remember. my grandmother was from denmark and we have many of her family recipes.labor intense but sooo worth it.

kcmartin1
13

kcmartin1

These are fantastic! We cook them in butter for 2-3 minutes each side. Serve them with parsley potatoes and red cabbage.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 246 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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