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German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Amy

Amy

The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in Hamburg, Germany taught me this recipe and I've been making them ever since. Serve with steamed string beans and tossed salad. Or serve on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumbers, finely sliced deep fried onions and curry ketchup.

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  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Soak Kaiser roll in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Drain, squeezing out excess water, and crumble into a large bowl.
  2. Mix crumbled roll with ground beef, ground pork, onion, parsley, egg, paprika, salt, and black pepper until well blended. Shape meat into large flattened meatballs.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; fry meatballs until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.
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Sarah Jo
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Sarah Jo

8/8/2012

I doubled this recipe (I actually had two day-old Kaiser rolls to use, believe it or not) and actually made meatballs out of them. I set half aside for tomorrow and used the other half to make Swedish Meatballs in a homemade cream sauce. Delicious!

Oma114
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Oma114

7/7/2012

Excellent recipe! I grew up eating Frikadellen and these are just as I remembered. I will be making them for my family often. Thanks Amy!

Silke
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Silke

8/31/2012

Delicious recipe Amy! I make Frikadellen for my kids all the time. They love them hot or cold. Adding a little soy sauce and rolling them in breadcrumbs before baking is another variation. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!! Reminds me of home :)

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