Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Jam
Really tasty! And not too difficult to make. Next time, I will figure out how to get them to keep their round shape ---as mine flattened out.
I found lingonberry jam made in Sweden in our international aisle. It tastes a little like cranberry sauce.
(adapted from Simply Swedish)
2 potatoes (floury variety) -- I used two baking potatoes
400 g mixed pork/beef mince - I used 1 lb. pork/beef ground beef mix
50 ml milk (about a 1/4 cup)
1/4 yellow onion
1/2 - 1 t. salt
3 pinches ground white pepper (I used black)
2 T. butter
2 T. flour (I used gravy flour)
400 ml water and 1 T. beef bouillon, concentrated (I used 1.5 cups chicken stock)
100 ml cream (I used 1/2 cup half and half)
1/2 t. dark soy sauce (I used Worcestershire sauce)
salt and pepper
Serve with: lingonberry jam, boiled potatoes, boiled carrots
Peel the potatoes and boil them until completely soft. Pour away the water and let the potatoes steam off and cool. (I microwaved my potatoes in their jackets until soft -- about 8-9 minutes. Then let them cool. Then peeled them. And pressed them through a food mill.)
Put the minced meat in a bowl, press the potatoes and mix in with the milk. Peel and finely grate the onion and use this to season the meat mixture along with salt and pepper. Crack in the egg and work to a smooth mixture.