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
- 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.
- Peel the apple and grate the flesh (not the core) into a large mixing bowl.
- 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.
- Now add the Parmesan, egg yolk, ground pork or chicken, sauteed onion and garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, honey, and nutmeg.
- Season with a little sea salt and pepper, then use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly.
- Scoop up the meat mixture with a teaspoon and roll it into meatballs. Dust them with flour.
- 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.
- 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