I’m not from Sweden and I’ve never visited the country, so I’m not going to purport myself as an authentic cook of their delicious cuisine. I am, however, a meatball loving fat kid who has made dedicated trips to Ikea just for the thrill of being handed a plateful of meatballs. The Swedish may or may not consider them authentic, but it’s the closest I can get without hopping on a very long plane ride. (Which I tried to do before Hubster put a stop to my ridiculous notion that we could afford to fly ourselves to dinner in another country.)
Adulthood. What’s the point if I can’t make terrible financial decisions?!
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, very finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp allspice
16 ounces ground beef
1 TBSP butter
2 TBSP flour
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 cup beef broth
2 cups milk (whole or full fat)
Large frying pan
Combine eggs and milk in large bowl then add breadcrumbs, parsley onion, pepper, and allspice. Mix until combined and then form into 1-inch balls.
Cook meatballs in butter on medium high, turning to brown them evenly.
Remove meatballs when fully cooked through, leaving drippings in the pan.
Add flour to drippings and cook for three minutes, stirring continuously.
Add pepper and beef broth and stir for another 2 minutes.
Slowly add in milk while stirring and cook until sauce is thick and bubbly.
Add meatballs to sauce and stir gently.
Superhero Tip: These meatballs are delicious served over egg noodles or rice.
Second Superhero Tip: Substitute ground pork and chicken broth for a great tasting alternative to the standard dish.
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