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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Guest Inger Boudouris: Swedish Meatballs

Special Guest
This week we talked Swedish food with the amazing Inger Boudouris. Above is a photo of some of her favorite foods and best equiptment, She said Swedish meatballs are really a national favorite and Inger said the ones at Ikea are actually right on. Go figure. Here is a basic recipe so you can make them at home.

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 lb lean ground beef
1/3 lb ground lean pork
1/3 ground veal
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Butter to saute meatballs

Saute onions in first tablespoon of oil until translucent. Set aside and let cool. Combine breadcrumbs and milk, let soak for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine onions, breadcrumbs, milk egg, meat and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Form the meat mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. Over medium heat, fry meatballs in butter until brown on all sides. Serve with boiled potatoes and Lingonberry sauce