Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs - by Carole of Carole's Chatter

I had Swedish Meatballs at Ikea once – and wasn't that impressed.  But I decided to try to make my own. And they turned out well – although different.

The ingredients:

500g minced pork
1 egg
2 ½ tablesp of finely chopped onion
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 cold boiled potatoes
Salt, white pepper and allspice (I used mace because I didn't have any allspice)

I cooked the onion until it was soft.  Then while it was cooling, I popped the potatoes into a bowl and mashed them, added the egg and the moistened breadcrumbs and the meat.  Then the seasoning.  And then the onions. 

After mixing it up with my trusty wooden spoon I formed it into smallish roundish balls by rolling them on a floured board.  I managed to get the sizes relatively even by using an ice cream scoop and then dividing that amount in 2 by eye.

Fry the meatballs gently in butter – with a touch of oil as well to stop the butter burning.

I kept the meatballs warm in a low oven (which also meant I could be sure they were properly cooked through).

I didn't serve them with the Ikea style gravy but with an artisanal spicy tomato and smoked chipotle sauce that we had just bought.

I liked the texture of these meatballs and will be adding potato to my meatballs in future.  It lightened them up quite a bit.

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  1. Yum! Looks delicious :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Lets Get Social Sunday linky party. I host a party on Tuesday called The gathering Spot and would love it if you'd share something sometime. Have a wonderful week :) Diane @MamalDiane

  2. Tyler Florence was making Swedish Meatballs on Food TV this morning :) I have heard of them, but can't say that I have ever tried them. They look delicious!

  3. Yum these look lovely! My husband loves IKEA meatballs - so I'll definitely have to try these out!!


  4. I have never made Swedish meatballs..these look delicious, will be giving them a try soon :)
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    Erin @ Table for Seven

  5. I've never had Swedish Meatballs. The potato in the mixture is a winner for me!
    Thank you for stopping in this week, Carole!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

  6. These look amazing! I am SWEDEN OBSESSED I really might give them a go! New follower and fellow foodie from the creative mondays blog hop!


  7. The potato in the mixture is interesting. I'm going to mention that to my husband, he loves meatballs.

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  8. I have never had Swedish meatballs so I am not sure what I could compare them to ... but the ingredients look good so I'm game!

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  10. I must admit to adoring IKEA's meatballs. Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection this week while I'm a co-hostess! Please come back to Mommynificent on Friday to see if you were featured.
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