the first dessert I baked for my then-fiance was red velvet cake, and he was hooked...I love to cook, and my 3 daughters are following in my footsteps. This is a collection of recipes that we love. Feel free to comment - good, bad, indifferent - if you try any, let me know how they turn out.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Ikea Swedish Meatballs
YUM! Have you ever had these at Ikea? Oh my, they are so good. This is a tasty recipe! It states that it makes 2 servings, but it's a pound of meat, so we had enough for 3-4 people, depending on how many meatballs a person eats.

Swedish Meatballs Ikea

(adapted and rewritten from Ikea’s Real Swedish Book)

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
5 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cold boiled medium Yukon gold potatoes
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 egg
3/4 cup water and cream (or milk) mixture
3 tablespoons unsweetened rusk flour, or dry breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
A pinch of ground allspice

Cook the onion until golden in 2 tablespoons of lightly browned butter.

Mash the potatoes and moisten the rusk flour or crumbs in a little water.

Mix all the ingredients until well blended, and season generously with salt, white pepper, and a little ground allspice.

Shape the mixture into golfball-sized balls and transfer to a floured sheet of waxed paper.

Fry the meatballs slowly in plenty of butter.

Cream Sauce
1 cup beef stock
1/2 cup cream
Low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon white flour
Freshly ground white pepper

Bring the beef stock to a boil. Add the cream and soy sauce to taste, and thicken with flour. Season with white pepper.

Serve the meatballs with the sauce, freshly boiled small potatoes, and lingonberry jam.

Yield: 2 servings

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