Frikadeller Meatballs

Lynette !


This is a traditional recipe from Denmark. In 5th grade my son's class had a week of international recipes.....back then Mom's were allowed to make homemade recipes and bring them into the school. This was always one of my son's favorite recipes, and the one he chose to share with his class in 5th grade.


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • 3/4 c
    soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Frikadeller Meatballs


  1. In a mixing bowl combine egg and buttermilk or yogurt. Stir in the bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the ground meat; mix well.
  2. Shape the meat into 8 ovals about 3 inches long.
  3. In a skillet, cook the meatballs, uncovered, in hot butter over medium heat about 20 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Drain on paper toweling.
  4. Serve hot with gravy and potatoes, or chill and slice. If chilled and slice, serve on buttered bread.

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About Frikadeller Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom
Hashtags: #Nutmeg #pork #Denmark

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