How to Make Old Fashioned Frikkadels - The Recipe
Mince balls or Frikkadels.
This is one of those recipes that my Mother's Mother was famous for, you can ask any of her 12 odd children and umpteen grandchildren, no one made it better than Ouma, which is Afrikaans for grandmother, and is pronounced as - owemaa, could make them.
In South Africa, we over the years have developed it into a celebrated dish which has many recipes that call for this humble ball of minced meat as its main ingredient.
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Well we are ready to start
250g of minced beef, lean
100g of day old bread, white
1 egg, extra large
11/2 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons mustard, prepared
large dash of Worcester sauce
1 onion, medium, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
And we are off
Soak the bread in the milk for 15 minutes, squeeze of extra liquid
Mix the onions and bread well together
Add the salt, pepper, parsley, mustard and Worcester sauce to the mix
Add the minced beef and egg to the mixture
Combine the mixture evenly and quickly with as little handling as possible
Roll into balls according to the your requirements
Coat lightly with a dusting of flour.
And behind the scenes
Method 3 for meat balls the half the size of a squash or golf ball
Heat a saucepan of oil with enough oil for deep frying
Drop in the balls a few at a time
As soon as they rise to the surface turn them over
Cook until an even colour all over
As fillings for a meatball submarine
Let them cool down and use as cocktail canapés
Ideal as snacks for lunch boxes
Or even with left over pasta and sauce
Then there is also
Method 2 for meat balls the size of a squash or golf ball
Pour about a 1cm of cooking oil into a saucepan
Heat the until it is ready to fry a chip
Place the meat balls in the oil a few at a time
Once the start to roll easily in the oil turn over
Cook for a few minutes
Remove from the oil and drain
Continue with your recipe, if you have one
Else you can serve it on top of some fresh home pasta
http://hubpages.com/hub/Garden-Fresh-Pasta for home made Pasta
with some sauce
All ready mixed and ready for the heat
Cooking these culinary is the art form in itself.
Method 1 for meat balls the size of your hand
Preheat the oven to 180degrees Celsius
Place them in a greased oven dish and bake in the oven for 10 minutes
Turn them over and bake for a further 10 minutes or until they are a golden brown.
Remove and add a bit of water to the oven dish place on a stove plate and make a gravy form the juices, thicken with four and water and a dash of Worcester Sauce
Serve with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas
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