December 16 – Swedish Christmas meatballs

December 16!

No Christmas table is complete without the meatballs in Sweden!

You can make these a  few days in advance to avoid the last minute stress and freeze them, before serving it is just to heat them up in the oven.

A Swedish Christmas table can contain a variety of dishes, but when different surveys have been made to see which dishes are the most common, it is, in addition to the Christmas ham and herring, the meatballs was at to the top on that list. That the meatballs are so popular may seem strange considering that they were introduced to the Swedish Christmas table as late as the beginning of the seventies.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy our Swedish meatballs!

Swedish meatballs
Print Recipe
Classic Swedish meatballs
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10-30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10-30 minutes
Swedish meatballs
Print Recipe
Classic Swedish meatballs
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10-30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10-30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound minced meat
  • 0.4 cup heavy cream/whipping cream
  • 2.5 tbs dijon mustard
  • 0.6 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp dried oregano
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Stir together eggs, cream and mustard with the breadcrumbs and then let it swell for about 10 minutes.
  2. Grate the yellow onion on the big holes on a grate iron. Mix in onions, minced meat and spices in the breadcrumb mix. Do not blend too long, then the meatballs will get rubbery.
  3. Use about 1 tbs of the mixture for one meatball.
  4. Fry the meatballs in butter on medium heat so they get a nice surface for about 5-6 minutes, make sure they are fully cooked! Do not fill the entire frying pan, instead fry only 6-7 meatballs at a time. If you are going to freeze them and heat them up in the oven right before serving them on the Christmas table, they do not have to be completely cooked, they will finish cooking in the oven.
  5. If you choose to cook them on a baking tray in the oven instead of a frying pan, put them in the middle in 390F for about 30 minutes.

2 thoughts on “December 16 – Swedish Christmas meatballs

    1. Hi!

      Thank you for your comment, and how fun that you liked them. If they turned out hard from inside
      it could be that they cooked a bit too long or need a little bit more moisture in the mixture.

      Happy holidays!

      /Malin

      Happy holidays!

      /Malin

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