Swedish Meatballs




Introduction: Swedish Meatballs

About: I'm a Swedish girl who makes food Instructables. I like to read books, play video games, play guitar, work out, cook, run, fika, play sports, listen to music, ABBA of course.

What do you do when you can't get to IKEA and eat the delicious meatballs? You make them, at home! With love, care and sparkles, lol. I will in this instructable show you a simple way to make meatballs. The Swedish way. The original way.

Step 1: What You Will Need

What you will need:
2 eggs
Tree fork
Bread Crumbs
Spoon for measuring spices
Double creme (creme)
Frying pan
Tools for turning the meatballs
Glass pan

Step 2: Heat the Oven

Put it on 175°C (347°F)

Step 3: Prepare the Meat

If you have meat that is kept in the freezer, let it thaw during the day until dinner time comes.

Let it warm up in the microwave for x minutes depending on the mass of the meat. Mine was at 600 grams, it took almost 8 minutes to thaw in the microwave.

Step 4: Use the Meat

Put the thawed meat into a bowl.

Step 5: Eggs

Take two eggs. Crack them into the bowl and mix it with the meat.

Step 6: Bread Crumbs

Crumb bread into a small bowl, a deciliter or a cup. Add 1 deciliter or a less than a cup water together with the crumbed bread. Add it to the bowl.

Step 7: Add All Spices

Next add approximately two regular spoons of all spices. The mesure that is used here is Swedish Tesked (tsk).

The spices from right to left in first picture; Pepper, Ginger, Garlic powder, French herbs, Thyme, Salt and Oregano.

After all spices are added mix them. Take a spoon and taste the result. If it isn't very spicy, add more until you like the taste.

Step 8: Double Creem

Add half a deciliter of double creme. 0.2 cups. Mix it well with the meat.

Step 9: Make Balls

Pick up a piece of the meat. Form balls with cupped hands.

Step 10: Fry

Pick up a frying pan and additional butter for the frying.

Next take two tools for turning the meatballs. A spoon is also very useful.

Put the heat to one step lower than max, 8 out of 9 on my stove.

Step 11: Oven Pan

Butter a glass pan or other large pan.

Step 12: Butter the Frying Pan

Add some butter on to the frying pan. This will prevent the meatballs to stick to the frying pan.

Step 13: Fry Time

Add some of the meatballs in the frying pan.

Turn them so all sides of the ball will get fried. Be quick, because they will get fried quick and should not be I there for too long.

Step 14: Bake

When you've fried them just enough, put them into the glass pan.

Add more butter into the frying pan.

Put them I the oven at 175°C (347°F) and bake for 30 minutes.

Step 15: Meatballs Done

They should look like this when they're done.

Step 16: Serve

Serve with some potatoes, vegetables, brown sauce, lingonberry sauce, jam. Now it's dinner time. Eat.

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    5 years ago

    Alltså vad e detta för original köttbullar? :P

    Sorry but this is not authentic Swedish meatballs. - i mean french herbs? Wtf is that?
    And meat? What kind of meat? Pork, cow, lamb, veal?

    The original oldschool recipe is more like this, you mix minced meat from cow and veal (50/50), then add finely chopped onion and one egg yolk. with the breadcrumbs you mix it with full fat cream and not water, you also add some spices to the mixture, white pepper, salt, black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. ALWAYS FRIE THEM IN BUTTER :-D

    Sorry for being brutally honest buddy :-/


    Reply 5 years ago

    I called them original since I made them as I've always been doing them. It's true that my recipe lack information of what type of meat I'm using. French herbs is something I feel spices the meatballs up to a good taste. I think your recipe is more correct as old school meatballs. Sorry to disappoint you.