Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Video: Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Today I've taken a new turn with my video blogging. I am showing you how to make my grandma Elsa's, authentic Swedish Meatballs. I've taken a few steps to make them a little bit more healthy without sacrificing to much taste. These are the meatballs I grew up with and that I am now making for all of my friends, and everybody loves them (or so they tell me...). Check it out, cook up a batch of your own, and serve them with the traditional Swedish sides.


Episode 8: Cooking Swedish Meatballs


Swedish Meatball Recipe

Mix together in a bowl:
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
Half a yellow onion, finely chopped
1 egg
5 tbs plain bread crumbs
1 tbs water
salt and white pepper to taste

Work mixture together with hands. Form and roll into round, small, balls. Place on plate, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 30 min. Remove from fridge and pan fry with butter in skillet on medium/high until nice, dark brown on all sides. Transfer to bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
Pour water or milk into skillet, scrape bottom to release brown bits. Bring to a boil. Mix 2-3 tbs of flour with water and pour into skillet while stirring. Stir until mixture comes to a boil. If the gravy is to thick add water/milk, if it's to thin add more flour+water mixture. Season with salt and white pepper.
Return meatballs to skillet and simmer in gravy for 15 minutes. The gravy will get great color and flavor from the meatballs.
Taste and season with salt and white pepper to taste.
Serve with the traditional sides of mashed potatoes, vegetable trio of green beans, carrots and green peas, and don't forget the lingonberries!


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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Job!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the meatballs with the video and recipe. Can you make chocolate?

Victoria said...

I've never made the chocolate itself from from scratch, but when I comes to chocolate desserts, I make a ton of them... My specialties are chocolate souffle and molten chocolate cake. Maybe I'll video blog one of them in the future. Stay tuned...

Anonymous said...

Loved it! Would enjoy the molten chocolate cake too. GB from Pismo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the nordic trade secrets! Look awesome!

Victoria said...

Thanks for your comment. There will be more Nordic trade secrets in the future so keep your eyes open.

Anonymous said...

When is the next video lesson and on what will we be seeing next?
Looking forward to the next show.

Victoria said...

I'll have a new recipe and video posted at some point next week. I have not decided yet what I'll be making. Thanks for watching!

Anonymous said...

Victoria,
Thanks for sharing your family recipe. I shall try to make some myself. By the way, where would you suggest to the 'lingonberries' in New York City.
Andrew

Victoria said...

You can find them at Cost Plus World Market or maybe at a Whole Foods...

RougeAndBlanc said...

Victoria,
We finally made the meatball following your recipe. It was "delicious".
Thanks so much.
BTW: if this "waterdown" version is so good, your original family recipe must be heavenly.
Andrew

Victoria said...

Andrew,
Thanks for your comment! I am glad you liked the recipe. My grandma's version with heavy cream is divine but I just can justify all the calories for everyday cooking. I would end up looking like a meatball myself...

Anonymous said...

I just loved your video honey!! You are a wonderful chef and I think you need to be on Food Network!!Lotsa love!! XXOXX Chef Susita

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