Helaine's StoryThis is my Nana's recipe for Swedish meatballs, which we have for Christmas Eve dinner, traditionally with peas, boiled potatoes and white gravy, and tomato aspic. It has been passed down for 4 generations and it is *authentically* Swedish as my Nana was 100% Swede!
lean ground pork
lean ground beef
crushed cracker crumbs
onion, minced finely
half and half
freshly grated nutmeg
1Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth and fully incorporated.
2Cover the mixture and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
3After the mixture is firm, roll into meatballs. Fry in batches so that all sides are browned. When all the meatballs are browned, place all the meatballs back into the pan with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
Serve with white cream gravy.