Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

I got this recipe from a man from Germany, he was a patient of mine that I was working with in rehabilitation. Not sure if this is truly a German recipe or his take on one. Note: He didn't suggest a sauce, but I recommend using a can of cream of mushroom soup (with 1/2 or more can of water) and 1/2 cup sour cream and then seasoning with salt, pepper and any other seasoning of choice, and then serving it over noodles or rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together, except bread crumbs.
  2. Roll mixture into whatever size balls that you would want.
  3. Then roll the balls in bread crumbs and the cook in oil, until browned.
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The gentleman did not mention a sauce because there is no sauce with it. These are not the meatball kind you throw in a sauce , these are " Frikadellen" or "as the Berliner call them "Buletten "or Fleischpflanzerl" in Bavaria. You eat them as the main course ( make them the size of half a Hamburger and flatten them a bit, do not leave them round like a meatball, since is is not one of those.Serve them with a side of salt potatoes or mashed potatoes and a vegetable.Instead of the oatmeal you can use one roll or 2-3 slices stale white bread that has been soaked in water for a view minutes and pressed dry.

texasgal #3 July 24, 2009

I made this recipe on 3/30/12 for the " More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings Event " in the German/Benelux Forum.I made the recipe sort of as it was written(read messed up ). Everything went according to plan,except I didn't see the part about rolling the meatballs in breadcrumbs before frying.For a bit more flavor, I browned the meatballs in the "drippings" from the cooked bacon. As texasgal # 3 suggested " the meatballs were flattened a bit before frying. Since my SO and I do like gravy, I used a packet of brown gravy mix. We both thought they were good enough to be made again. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � March 31, 2012

Yum yum yum!!! These were easy to make and were very tasty! I used extra lean ground beef and loved the texture of the breadcrumbs. These were enjoyed with Herbed Spaetzle and veggies. I flattened them a little bit and it was easier to cook them through that way. Thanks for another great recipe from Lynn! Made for ZWT6. Thanks diner524! :)

Nif July 01, 2010