We love Frikadellen in our home, you can call them German Meatballs. Unlike here in the US you don’t eat the meatballs smothered in Tomato sauce, at home they are a mix of Hamburger Patties and Meatballs; We have them as a meat item paired with Potato Salad or on a Keiser roll with a little Mustard and Ketchup ( especially when they are cold, the sandwich is yummy).
They are so simple to make and my kids love them and can’t get enough of them. I thought this would be a great recipe to share.
This is what you need:
- 1/2 pound ground veal
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 3 slices of dried french bread
- 1 large egg (cage-free)
- Hot Mustard (small amount to taste)
- 1/2 Finely chopped onion
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Ground Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce
- Handful of fresh parsley chopped
- 2tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Plain bread crumbs (if needed to hold dough together)
This is how to make them:
- Soak the bread in warm water for 5 minutes
- Chop the onion and parsley while bread is soaking
- Drain water from bread and squeeze as much water out as possible.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with both hands until the mixture has a sticky-dough consistency.This step is crucial to hold them together.
- Heat Olive Oil in pan to a medium heat.
- Form small hamburger patties with the dough and carefully place in the pan. (if too sticky add some breadcrumbs)
- Let each side cook approx 8 min or until sides are brown and inside has reached 160 F.(try to minimize flipping)
- Immediately serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
P.s. I know I said Veal & Pork for the meat, but you can also use ground beef, it all depends what’s on sale and what we have on hand.