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German Hamburgers (Frikadellen) Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

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"The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in Hamburg, Germany taught me this recipe and I've been making them ever since. Serve with steamed string beans and tossed salad. Or serve on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumbers, finely sliced deep fried onions and curry ketchup."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Soak Kaiser roll in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Drain, squeezing out excess water, and crumble into a large bowl.
  2. Mix crumbled roll with ground beef, ground pork, onion, parsley, egg, paprika, salt, and black pepper until well blended. Shape meat into large flattened meatballs.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; fry meatballs until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.
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Aug 08, 2012

I doubled this recipe (I actually had two day-old Kaiser rolls to use, believe it or not) and actually made meatballs out of them. I set half aside for tomorrow and used the other half to make Swedish Meatballs in a homemade cream sauce. Delicious!

 
Jul 07, 2012

Excellent recipe! I grew up eating Frikadellen and these are just as I remembered. I will be making them for my family often. Thanks Amy!

 

9 Ratings

Aug 31, 2012

Delicious recipe Amy! I make Frikadellen for my kids all the time. They love them hot or cold. Adding a little soy sauce and rolling them in breadcrumbs before baking is another variation. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!! Reminds me of home :)

 
Feb 28, 2013

Frikadellen is one of my favorites at our local German restaurant. These are good but I am still on the hunt for the recipe with caraway seed. Thanks for sharing Amy.

 
Jul 31, 2013

I have actually made these when I lived About an hour SW of Munich in Germany only I know them under a different name. The name we called them was Rissoles or Koenigsberger but the only difference i used was dill was a spice used and my mother in law who was born and raised in Germany (Swabian dialect) taught me this recipe it is actually one of my favorite and very easy..

 
Feb 01, 2013

Easy to make. Outcome was a success with a nice flavor :)

 
Sep 08, 2012

Excellent! I could eat them all! I didn't have curry ketchup to put on the roll with the Frikadellen, but tomato ketchup tasted just fine :) Perfect!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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