Saturday, July 03, 2010

Swedish Meatballs

I did Spaghetti Bolognese (my previous entry on this here) again just now. Bak kata orang ni, back by popular demand. Iman yang request. Kalau sebelum-sebelum ni just pasta di makan dengan sosnya, this time I added up dengan meatballs.

Pernah tengok tak channel Astro 703 (AFC), Scandinavian Cooking tu? (web here). Tina Nordstorm prepared meatball recipe once and nampaknya sangat menyelerakan. And the next trip to IKEA, we bought a packet of its Swedish Meatballs. Sangat sedap dan sangat mahal. A packet of about 1kg goes for about RM30! Since I am not working anymore (for a year), we have to spend wisely, food included and that now I have more free time, buatlah homemade Swedish Meatballs.

1. Minced beef - 2 pounds. I used Ramli's minced beef, 2 small tubes that weighted about 800gm.
2. Egg - 2
3. Milk - 1 cup
4. Bread (cut into small pieces) - 1 cup (or 1 cup of mashed potato)
5. Salt - to taste
6. Pepper - to taste
7. Minced onion - 1
8. All spice - 1/4 tbsp

- Mix all ingredients.
- Form into small balls.
- Shallow fry for 5-10 minutes until cooked. (fry in regular cooking oil PLUS some butter)

* If the consistency is not right (it's subjective here, the word 'right'. but somehow you must've gotten the feeling kalau if's too hard/densed or too soft kan), adjust the amount of milk or bread.
* Since I was cooking 2 tubes of minced beef, I 'blanched' remaining balls for a while and then freeze em all.

Comments from Tebby - Rasa dah macam Swedish Meatballs from IKEA. Cuma shape tu heh heh.. huduh sikit. Acik 'jiwa kacau' time masak tu. Si Adam sibuk nak nolong bagai.... nolong nyibuk heh heh!

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