Konigsberger Klopse (Konigsberg Meatballs)

Recipe by mianbao
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SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Meatballs:
  • Soak the roll in the water for about 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze it dry; place in mixing bowl with the ground beef.
  • Add the bacon, anchovy fillets, onion, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Prepare broth by boiling the water, seasoned with salt, bay leaf, onion, and peppercorns.
  • Shape the meat mixture into balls about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Add to the boiling broth and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon, set aside, and keep warm.
  • Gravy:
  • To prepare gravy, heat butter in a frypan and stir in flour.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly blend in 2 cups of reserved broth.
  • Add the drained capers, lemon juice, and mustard.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove a small amount of the sauce to blend with the egg yolk.
  • Stir egg yolk back into the sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • To Serve:
  • Place reserved meatballs into the gravy and reheat if necessary.
  • Serve on a preheated platter.
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