Frikadellen (German Meat Patties)

"Call them Frikadellen, Buletten, Fleischpflanzerl, Fleischküchle or Klopse. Whatever they are called, German meat patties are the best. Enjoy!"
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  • 12 baguette or equal quantity of any white bread, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 lb ground beef (or half pork, half beef)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 vegetables, crushed or 1 meat stock, cube crushed
  • 14 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • pepper
  • olive oil


  • Soak the bread in water, then squeeze out the water.
  • In a bowl, mix the meat, onion, eggs, bread, mustard, stock cube, parsley and pepper and knead until you get an even mixture.
  • Form flat hamburgers no bigger than the palm of your hand.
  • In a frying pan, fry the hamburgers in olive oil until cooked through.

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  1. teresas
    These are very similar to the way I make mine (really MIL recipe)...there were a few new ingredients and a few missing...DH really enjoyed them although he noticed right away they were different...very easy to prepare...I served them with potato pancakes and green beans with bacon. Made a yummy dinner...Thanks for posting...Made for Fall PAC 2011
  2. Dreamer in Ontario
    Excellent. These beef patties are flavorful and moist. Thank you
  3. Debbwl
    Nice big meaty patties that are so full of flavor. Made as written using a beef stock cube and husbands favorite Deli Style Mustard with Horseradish. Thanks so much for the post.
    Yum and ~Tasty Dish~ approved! ("This is tasty meat, Mommy!") I used half lamb/half beef, plain yellow mustard (out of brown which I was planning to use). I skipped the stock cube and used fresh parsley from our CSA box. Served with root vegetable mash: celeriac, sweet potatoes, Yukons; and a simple spinach salad for our dinner on Wednesday. Patties were cooked in rice bran oil which has a higher smoke point than olive oil. Thanks for posting! Will make again!
  5. Leggy Peggy
    Amazing burgers/patties. Made half a batch. My only changes were to use all the mustard and two stock cubes. Served with Recipe #389903, Recipe #424194 and Recipe #425526. What a great combination!


I love great food and I particularly like trying cuisines new to me! Although I don't prepare as much food as I used to, creating in my kitchen is still one of my favourite things to do. Enjoy!
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