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Swedish Meatballs

My favourite Swedish dinner dish!

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Swedish Meatballs | DonalSkehan.com, My favourite Swedish dinner dish!

main-meals

Swedish Meatballs

My favourite Swedish dinner dish!

Friday, August 1, 2014

250g beef mince

150g pork mince

2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

30g butter, plus some extra

1 tbsp plain flour

200ml milk

750g baby potatoes

A few fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped

Lingonberry sylt, to serve (available in good Swedish food stores or try Ikea)

Mixing bowl

Large frying pan

Large saucepan

 

60 mins
Serves 4

These have been made world-famous by IKEA, where they serve them in the food hall, however unless you have tried the homemade version, I personally think you haven’t properly tasted this traditional Swedish dish. I have to admit I was a little put off when I was first served them with a big dollop of jam on the side, but I was quickly converted and now I’m convinced these meatballs have to be served with lingonberry sylt (lingonberry jam) in order to be truly authentic.

 

Combine the minced beef and pork in a bowl with the breadcrumbs, onion and egg. Season with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper and form into 24 bite-sized meatballs.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan until foaming and fry the meatballs for 10–12 minutes, making sure to turn half way through the cooking time. Remove the meatballs from the pan, place on a plate, cover and set aside.
Add the flour to the hot butter and crusty bits still in the pan and whisk to combine. Still whisking, add the milk, a little at a time, until it is all combined. Simmer for 2–3 minutes until the sauce has thickened then season with sea salt and black pepper.
Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10–15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes, return them to the pan and toss with a good knob of butter and the chopped dill.
Serve the meatballs with the sauce, a few dill spring potatoes and a hearty dollop of ruby-red lingonberry sylt.
60 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

250g beef mince

150g pork mince

2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

30g butter, plus some extra

1 tbsp plain flour

200ml milk

750g baby potatoes

A few fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped

Lingonberry sylt, to serve (available in good Swedish food stores or try Ikea)

You'll Need

Mixing bowl

Large frying pan

Large saucepan

 

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  • http://fionasfoodblog.com/ Fiona McGuire

    I cannot wait to try this! Looks so delicious! :) I will upload an image of my results!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Looking forward to seeing them! Hope you like them :)

  • Daniel Corp

    YUM – YUM – YUM finally a proper receipe for a fantastic dish!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      No problem!

  • lale gungen

    Hey Donal-Really easy and tasty one thank you..I just tried with meat and lamb (instead of Pork as cannot find it here :-/ BUT you missed out on the sauce. How do I do that or is it a ready made IKEA thing??

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear you tried them. I’ll have to post the recipe for the gravy!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Yes a couple of people asked so I must record it! :)

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Hope you like it!

  • Sassy_vie

    Hi Donal! This looks pretty good and doable. I’ve tried my hands at Swedish meatballs before and they turned out pretty good….BEFORE, I drizzled my Oh-so-horrible sauce all over them and made the whole meal my disaster! Eeeks! Sauce recipe please!

  • Paul Hayes

    Making this tonight 😀 can’t wait….what can I do wrong lol…

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Don’t jinx it! :)

  • Edwin Canggadibrata

    hey donal… maybe you can make a video about the sauce or gravy, whatever it is called haha. i really need to know, and maybe a lot of people too!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Haha! Your fav gravy recipe will work nicely here if you’re craving Swedish meatballs!