Danish (Fars) Meatballs

"This meatball recipe can be used as an appetizer, main course or used in the traditional Mock Turtle Soup."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
1 recipe for Mock Turtle Soup
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 8 ounces lean pork, minced up to 10 times, it must be very finely minced
  • 8 ounces veal or 8 ounces beef, minced up to 10 times it must be very finely minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1 pinch nutmeg or 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 eggs or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 12 - 34 cup soda water
  • 1 small onion, grated
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directions

  • Mix pork and veal, seasonings.
  • Stir in the egg.
  • Mix flour with the liquid and add gradually to the meat.
  • finally add the grated onion.
  • Beat the mixture extremely well.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Shape the meat into balls sized to suit what you are using them for.
  • For Mock Turtle soup, you will want small balls and you will want to boil them for a few minutes or you can make patties and fry them.
  • For appetizers, make small balls and fry them, serve with a dip In any case cook until done It is always a good idea to just cook one meat ball to check the consistency, seasoning etc.
  • Adjust if necessary.
  • The important thing is to beat the meat mixture and beat it again.

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Reviews

  1. queenbeatrice
    Made these with pork and beef and followed intructions as listed with great results. I served these as a finger food with cheddar cheese and chive dip. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
     
  2. yummie kiwi
    Being from Denmark I can tell that this recipe is very authentic. And they're called frikadeller btw :D
     
  3. Helen1
    These were great, much like the ones my danish exchange student made years ago. Thanks!
     
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