Wednesday, November 4, 2009

recipe box Wednesday

This is the first recipe card I pulled from the box today-it seemed to want to be shared:

Swedish Meat Balls (given to my mystery cook by Louise)

1 lb. round steak
1/2 lb. lean pork
Grind all very fine. (Now this was in the day when every kitchen had a meat grinder, some of them attached permanently to the countertop-I remember one in my grandma's kitchen. Since I don't know of any kitchens that have these anymore, you could buy ground pork, and extra lean ground round instead.)
1/2 c. dry bread crumbs, soaked in 1/2 c. of milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp each of nutmeg, ginger, and allspice
Combine all ingredients, shape into balls. Brown in butter and keep shaking pan to keep their shape. Put in serving dish. Add flour to pan and brown, add enough water for gravy. Return meatballs to pan, cook slowly 15 minutes.

That's the end. I am guessing they served these with either egg noodles, or boiled red potatoes. I like mine with cranberry sauce on the side (when I am fresh out of lingonberries...). I think I may have to whip these up, and honor my Swedish heritage. This is the first recipe I have seen that has so many seasonings in it, I bet they are delicious.

As always, if you try them, send me a review!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious! One of the ultimate comfort foods. This would also be good with mashed potatoes, cooked carrots and one of my favorite salad recipes... "seriously garlic salad". I may have to post that one soon! You are inspiring me to cook!


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