Recipe by LindaT
"This is my mom's Swedish meatball recipe. This isn't the kind a lot of people are used to in a creamy white sauce. She served them every Christmas Eve in a chafing dish as part of the 'Smörgåsbord.' My mom used to have a vegetable sour cream and a lingonberry sauce on the table for those that might want to dip these in something."
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fine dry bread crumbs
ground white pepper
Very good. We added about 1/4 c finely shredded hard cheese. I would also suggest dusting your hands with flour to keep them from sticking to you. The flavor was very nice, make sure to cook them slow but not too slow because they will burn.
This is the real deal! This is the same recipe I have been cooking for years. I found it in my grandmother's Swedish-English cookbook decades ago. I had sworn myself to secrecy about divluging it but it really is too good not to share! I do chill the meat mixture for a couple of hours before rolling them into balls. A melon ball scoop works wonders for portioning. My family of four enjoys these as a main course, so I always double the original recipe. Have patience - making these is a true labor of love!
We really liked this. Will cut the salt in half next time and I used all beef.
I loved these. They were so easy to make and just with regular things from the cabinet. I only used beef for that was all I had. I doubled the recipe and it took two and a half iron skillets. Served them over angel hair pasta with a made-up sauce of mushroom soup, chicken broth, tamari, lemon juice and water, garnished with baby tomato halfs. Delicious! A single recipe would probably have been sufficient for the three of in the house as they're rich and filling.
Very good and they are just about always served this way in Sweden, but a true Swedish meatball would be made with Moose meat. And the salt can be cut back especially if using the pork.
Good, but way to salty for us.
Made this recipe on a whim one night and everyone enjoyed it immensely from the youngest to the oldest.
I make it as the recipe dictates but with only half the salt. I have 3 kids aged 6 & under, who are fussy eaters & at any given meal only two will actually like what I put on the table. I make double portions, as it one of the few meals that EVERYONE in the family will eat. I have tried buying store bought but that gets rejected & I'm back to this "labor of love". A good substitute to lingonberry sauce (hard to find) is strawberry jam mixed with a little white vinegar & a pinch of salt
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Swedish Meatballs (From a Swede!)
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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