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1/6 Photos of Konigsberger Klopse (German Meatballs in Creamy Caper Sauce)
A classic! Authentic Königsberger Klopse are made from ground veal, beef, and pork, along with a small amount of anchovies (or sardines or herring), chopped onions, bread crumbs, eggs, and spices. The traditional creamy sauce that accompanies the dumplings are made from the broth in which the dumplings were cooked, flour, cream, white wine, lemon juice, and capers. Delicious! Serve with boiled new potatoes and my Rotkohl German Rotkohl - Spiced Red Cabbage With Apples and Wine #108449. Also makes a great appetizer! A little history: Predecessors of the Königsberger Klopse date back to the Middle Ages. However, the East Prussian name Klops (Klops = meat dumpling) didn't originate until the 18th century. Königsberger Klopse was invented in the city of Königsberg (then the capital of East Prussia; today known as Kaliningrad, Russia) around 200 years ago. My German/Polish/French grandmother was born and raised in East Prussia, about 30 kilometers from Königsberg. This recipe is my version of her delicious Königsberger Klopse, which she never wrote down but with the help of my mother I was finally able to replicate. I have many fond memories of enjoying this dish (which the women would prepare) at family gatherings, Sunday dinners, and special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Still one of my top favorites!!! I hope your family enjoys, too. (Helpful Tips: These tender meatballs are braised NOT fried. If halving the meatball recipe, you will still need the full amount of stock for braising and for the gravy. The meatballs are somewhat delicate & time consuming to make; have someone help to form them into balls, it is much easier that way! For appetizers make them smaller and serve warm from the crock pot with toothpicks, buttered rolls and Potato Salad Family Favorite Potato Salad! (German Kartoffelsalat) #309891. Freezes well).
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Serving Size: 1 (294 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
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