Saturday, 5 May 2012

IKEA Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce.



  • 250gm minced beef
  • 250gm minced pork
  • 1 egg
  • 200-300 ml cream and water (or milk and water) (I used half milk and half water)
  • 2½ tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 50 ml or ½ cup of breadcrumbs.
  • 2 cold boiled potatoes
  • 4-5 tbsp butter, margarine or oil
  • salt, white pepper (allspice)
  1. Heat the onion until golden in a couple of tablespoons of lightly browned butter.
  2. Mash the potatoes and moisten the breadcrumbs in a little water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth mixture of the right consistency and flavour generously with salt, white pepper and (optional) a little fine-crushed allspice.
  4. Use a pair of spoons rinsed in water, shape the mixture into relatively large, round balls and transfer to a floured chopping board, then fry them slowly in plenty of butter.


Ingredients for cream sauce:

  • 100 ml cream
  • 200 ml water or beef stock
  • Chinese soya sauce (I used 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce.)
  • 1 Tbsp white flour
  • salt, white pepper
  1. Swirl the water or beef stock in a pan. (Cook over medium heat.)
  2. Add cream and thicken with white flour if preferred. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve the meatballs with the sauce, freshly boiled potatoes (I used extra potatoes to make mashed potato), uncooked lingonberry jam (alternatively Cranberry Sauce) and salad.

1 comment:

Mmatilda said...

Wow! Here is a comment from Sweden: I put the (raw) meatballs on a baking-tray and bake them in the oven, because I don't like all the smell of frying...
And because i am married to a hunter I make them from moose-meat!