Jan 3 2011


On a recent trip to Denmark, I fell in love with a Danish meatball called Frikadeller. This recipe comes from a very nice Danish man (who would like to stay anonymous). It was his mother’s family recipe for Frikadeller. I made the addition of soaking a slice of bread in the milk. If you opt not to use the bread, you still need to use the milk.

Frikadeller – Danish Meatball

1 slice of bread, soaked in milk (optional)*
¾ cup of milk
½ lbs. ground beef
½ lbs. ground pork
½ cup of flour
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
2 scallions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
olive oil

Place the milk in a large bowl and add the slice of bread. After the bread has absorbed the milk – add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Use your hands to combine.

Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes.

In a sauté pan, add equal parts of olive oil and butter. Form small meatballs and add them to the sauté pan. Heat until meatballs reach a light brown color. Flip them over to cook on the other side.

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