German Meatballs (Fleischkuechle)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SplitPea

The German Meatball is not actually a ball - it looks more like a disk. It is one of my favorite childhood foods and I keep on making these for private dinners, big brunches, a party gift, picnicks,... you get the idea: easy to prepare, store, and take around, hot or cold, goes with almost anything. A taste of Germany - enjoy!

Top Review by MsWhatsit

These are unbelievably good, especially for meatballs, which are not usually my favorite dish. They're moist and flavorful, and very simple. I changed the recipe very slightly, by adding a little Tabasco and a little Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely be making these again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start by soaking the dry bread with some lukewarm milk (takes around 20 min). When done, quench the milk out of the bread.
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop onions and sauté with some oil or butter in a pan until they are transparent. Shred the carrot and sauté with the onions until soft. Let cool.
  3. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Add spices to taste. Remember: add a little more salt than you think you should. The frying will take off some salt, so it prevents the meatballs from tasting boring.
  5. Now heat margarine or butter in a non-stick pan, form disks from the meat dough (approx 10 cm diameter, 2-3 cm high) and fry thoroughly from both sides.
  6. Serving suggestion: with mashed potatoes and baby carrots with peas.

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