Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs)

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
24 meatballs

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground veal

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • ¼ cup milk, or as needed

  • ¼ cup finely grated onion

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup bread crumbs, or as needed

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup seltzer water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup margarine

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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