One of the Swedish dishes that you can have on your table: Köttbullar – the delicious meatballs from Sweden.
- 400 g Minced beef, or also mixed minced meat with e.g. Moose
- 1.5 cup milk or cream
- 1 egg
- Spice mixture, alternatively Dijon mustard or other spices
- Butter or oil
Time: 30 min
- Mix the milk (or cream) with the breadcrumbs and spices and leave to drip, at least 10 minutes.
- Add butter / cooking oil to the pan.
- Peel the onion and chop it into small pieces.
- Heat in the pan with light heat until they turn brownish.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Roll the mass into small balls – preferably moistened with water so that it does not stick.
- Fry the raw köttbullar in the pan
- Sauté until crisp until brown, then fry at lower heat.
Optimal side dish for Köttbullar: cranberry jam and potatoes
Et voila! Ready are your homemade Swedish meatballs.
Typical Swedish Köttbullar
If one thinks of typical food from Sweden, one probably thinks of the Köttbullar from the IKEA restaurant. For many years, the Swedish meatballs have a permanent place on the menu at IKEA.
The picture above is taken at IKEA in Älmhult (IKEA’s “birthplace” where founder Ingvar Kamprad comes from). One could say, in the IKEA Köttbullar epicenter. The IKEA meatballs taste almost the same in Germany and Sweden, even if the meat is usually from each country’s suppliers.
Even though you might think that Köttbullar is one of the favorite dishes in Sweden – at Christmas and Midsummer, it really is part of every Swedish buffet, the meatballs are not even in the top 10 Swedish favorites. The number one spot is spaghetti with minced meat sauce. After all, something with minced meat.