Swedish Meatballs

This Swedish meatball recipe is from a recipe book called You Can Cook by Annabel Karmel. This meal is rich so you might want a small portion with some vegetables. You also might want to serve it with some rice or noodles.

You will need:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 apple
  • 4 slices of bread, crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 oz (250 g) ground pork or chicken
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • flour for dusting

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Chop the onion finally and crush the garlic. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and saute the onion until it’s soft. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Cool slightly.
  2. Peel the apple and grate the flesh (not the core) into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Tear the bread into small pieces (or use bread crumbs) and add it to the bowl. Leave the bread and the apple to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the Parmesan, egg yolk, ground pork or chicken, sauteed onion and garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, honey, and nutmeg.
  5. Season with a little sea salt and pepper, then use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly.
  6. Scoop up the meat mixture with a teaspoon and roll it into meatballs. Dust them with flour.
  7. Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat and brown the meatballs in batches for 2 to 3 minutes, turning regularly. Drain on paper towels.
  8. For the sauce, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Remove from the heat and whisk in the broth, a little at a time. Then add the cream, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Return to the heat and then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add the meatballs.

I give the Swedish meatballs: 5 out of 5 chefs


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