Swedish Meatballs II
Author: Big Messy Man
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons onions, grated
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1½ cups milk
- ½ lb ground beef
- ½ lb ground pork
- ½ lb ground veal
- 1 egg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- butter or oil
- pan juices
- 1 tablespoon flour
- ¾ cup cream ( whole milk works in a pinch)
- white pepper
- Melt butter in a skillet.
- Saute onions in the butter until golden.
- Soak the bread crumbs in the milk.
- To the bread mixture, add the meats, egg, onion, allspice, salt, and pepper. Mix until a smooth texture is achieved.
- Chill mix for an hour or so, to firm it up.
- Form mix into meatballs, using 1-2 tablespoons of meat per ball. (these should be smaller than a golf ball). If you are making these on a warm day, you might want to chill the formed balls again, so that you don't get flat sides when you fry them.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Melt a small amount of butter (traditional) or oil in the pan.
- Add enough meatballs to fill the pan very loosely.
- Shake the pan as you fry the balls, to keep the round shape as they cook. Continue to cook until they are evenly brown on all sides.
- Remove each batch to a warm platter in the oven, as you fry the rest.
- If you wish to make the gravy, deglaze the pan with a little water after each batch, and reserve the resulting drippings in a bowl.
For the gravy:.
- When all of the meatballs have been fried, mix the flour and cream (or milk), and add to the reserved pan drippings in the skillet.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- If the mixture is too thick, add a bit of cream (or milk) to thin, then taste and season with salt and/or pepper as needed.
- Pour gravy over warm meatballs and serve with boiled potatoes and lingonberry sauce.