A New Recipe
Hello everyone and welcome back to Charlie and Jess’ food blog. This week I am excited to bring you a new recipe I have discovered. It is quite simple and I urge anyone to give it a try as it provides a delicious meal for a whole family.
The dish that I prepared was Swedish Meatball subs.
Swedish meatballs or “Köttbullar” are similar to any meatballs, however, are generally smaller in size and are served with creamy gravy and lingonberry (Delishhh 2008). They have been made popular in Australia through the Swedish furniture shop IKEA.
To make the base of my meatballs, start with 500 grams of pork mince and 500 grams of beef mince. To the mince, add 2 eggs (important to hold the meatballs together), 150 grams of bread crumbs, 1 large onion (finely diced), a handful of chopped up dill and salt and pepper to your liking. You then mix all of the ingredients together with your hands. This is not the most pleasant feeling but will provide the best results in terms of your base.
Once the ingredients are mixed, cover a large frying pan with oil. Take a small amount of the base and roll it in your hands until you are left with a ball. This is similar to rolling Play-Doh balls as a child. Keep doing this until you have used all of the meat, trying to keep the balls a similar size. The first problem I encountered was that my frying pan was not big enough to fit all of the meatballs on so make sure you use the largest one you have. I used 2 frying pans.
Fry the meatballs until they are brown and cooked through. It is not easy to tell when they are cooked through. I had this problem but solved it by slicing one in half and observing the insides. Once all the meatballs are cooked, push them to the side of the pan, leaving the middle vacant. Place 200 mL of cream, 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 20 mL of beef stock and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce on the middle of the pan. Mix with the meatballs for about 10 minutes while on a low heat.
Take the pan off the stove and let the meatballs sit for 10 minutes. After doing this, cut halfway through a baguette, lining the bottom of it with cucumber slices. Place all the meatballs in with their sauce and apply lingonberry or cranberry sauce to the top.
This dish is best served with good company.
Delishhh 2008. Swedish Meatballs “Köttbullar” – Delishhh. [ONLINE] Available at: http://delishhh.com/2008/10/06/swedish-meatballs/. [Accessed 17 May 2017].