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    recipe for Fleischkuechle

    Chef #1413134
    Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:31 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I'm looking for a recipe my mother-in-law had for this German dish. It is pastry around hamburger mixture and deep-fried.
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 am Groupie
    Hope this is what you are looking for

    Fleischkuechle is a Germans from Russia meat pie that is popular around the Dakotas. It is so popular in some places that you can go to a local Dairy Queen and get it, I hear it even outsells hamburgers.

    1 1/2 cups milk
    1 /4 Cup lard ( shortening or butter)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    1 teaspoon sugar
    3 Cups All purpose flour

    Filling ingredients:
    1 pound ground beef
    1 pound ground pork
    1 onion chopped fine
    1 /2 Cup water
    1 and 1 /2 Teaspoons salt
    Pepper to taste

    1 quart vegetable oil like Canola or Corn, for frying.
    (Some of the old recipes use lard. This adds a lot of flavor if you don't mind the calories)

    For dough:
    Bring the milk and lard
    in a sauce pan to a boil. Take off the stove
    and let sit and cool.
    Add the salt, pepper and sugar, and then stir in the flour.
    This all can be done in a mixer as well.
    Let the dough sit for an hour

    For filling:
    Combine all the ingredients together and let sit for an hour. The water is to help make the mix spreadable.
    For assembly:
    1. Roll dough in circles the size of a saucer.

    2. Spoon 1 tablespoon meat mixture on one half of each dough circle.

    3. Moisten edges of dough with water, fold other half over it and seal well around the edges.

    4. Heat the oil to medium hot in a large soup pot like a Dutch Oven.
    Fry a few at a time in deep fat, about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
    Take out with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels or rack. Keep warm in a low oven,
    or cool and then reheat for service.

    The onions can be chopped in a food processor with the water.
    Use sour cream instead of milk in the dough. This common in German-Russian doughs.
    To make a healthier recipe try using white whole wheat flour.
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:51 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Here's the Swabian version - for any of you wanting maybe a slightly healthier option:

    1 pound of lean ground beef
    1 onion
    1 old roll or toast bread
    2 garlic cloves
    2 tablespoons of mustard
    3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
    2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
    1 egg
    2 spoons of dill

    1. Chop onions, soak roll/bread in water. After water is soaked, press the water out as much as possible.

    2. Mix ground beef, roll, onions, finely chopped or pressed garlic, mustard and egg. To mix the best, use your hands.

    3. Let mix stand in fridge for 15 minutes

    4. Heat oil in a large skillet, put breadcrumbs on 1-plate and sesame seeds on a 2nd plate. Form 1-2 inches diameter patties, roll in breadcrumbs, then in the sesame seeds. The smaller the patties the more crunch you get.

    5. Put patties in pan and fry for 5 minutes, then flip for another 2-3minutes.

    And its ready to eat!. Great with Swabian potato salad or gravy and mashed potatoes.

    If you liked this recipe let me know! You can also check out my site
    Chef #1413134
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:40 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you so much! This sounds exactly what I'm looking for. I helped her make it a few times but nothing was ever measured and she did add cornflakes to the hamburger which you never mentioned.
    We are a family of Germans from Russia so thank you very much. I will let you know how it turns out.
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:46 pm Groupie
    Good luck!! I hope one of the recipes posted here will be the one for you!
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