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Swedish Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
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Published November 3rd 2012
A classic Nordic family and party gourmet

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This week, my exotic cooking adventure has taken me to the little charming island grouping in Europe, Scandinavia. After doing some research, I laid my eyes on the traditional Swedish or Finish meatballs. Three reasons - they are simple to cook, you can have fun of crafting it into various shapes apart from making them round and they have multiple purposes. You can add them in a soup, use them as sandwich fillings or serve alone with other vegetables at dinner. Traditionally, Swedish and Finnish cooks serve them with smashed potatoes, snow peas and tomato puree (passata).


500 g ground beef
50 - 75 ml dry breadcrumbs
1 tsp salt
tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp allspice)
150 - 200 ml cream
1 small onion
1 egg
1 portion of cream sauce

Meatball Served in Swedish Style(Wikipedia Image, Author:Steffen Wurzel)


1. Put dry breadcrumbs, white pepper/allspice together in a large bowl and stir together.

2. Add the cream and cream sauce in the bowl and stir them to form a soft paste. Let it stand for 10-20 minutes.

3. Puree the onion in the blender.

4. Add the meat and pureed onion into the breadcrumbs paste bowl and mix them together.

5. Break an egg into the mixture and stir it until it is firm and smooth.

6. Have fun form the mixture into the meatballs.

7. Melt some butter into a hot fry pan, set the temperature of the stove on medium to high and add the meatballs.

8. Using the cooking thongs to turn the meatballs around until they turn into brown evenly.

9. Serve cold or hot.

Additional Information

1. Swedes and Finns traditionally use half ground beef and half ground pork for the meat mixture.

2. I suggest wearing a pair of disposable gloves when mixing
the meat and the other ingredients for hygiene purposes.

3. You can serve them at a family dinner or at a cocktail party as finger food.
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Your Comment
What is cream sauce?
by irene (score: 0|2) 1964 days ago
Or you can buy them in kilo bags (frozen) at Ikea.Also available is the cream sauce and the Lingonberry jam.BEAUTIFUL!!!
by lauryn (score: 2|106) 1963 days ago
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