4.27.2009

Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients (serves about 4)
5 slices of white bread or sourdough with 1/4 cup of milk or cream


1/2 chopped onion1 lb. of ground pork or breakfast links
1lb. ground chicken or turkey
2 eggs
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice (optional)
1 tablespoon oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Serve with boiled white or red potatoes
and whole cranberry sauce



Cream Gravy Ingredients
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1 cup of milk or half and half milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
for Cream Gravy
Prepare cream gravy by heating flour for a couple of minutes and slowly whisk in water, milk and finally add a bouillon cube. Stir over medium heat about 10 minutes until gravy thickens.


Directions for Swedish Meatballs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop or tear white bread into small pieces and soak with 1/4 cup of milk or cream in a large bowl. Saute chopped onion with one bouillon cube in a tbsp. of oil for 5 minutes until soft. To bowl of bread and milk add ground pork and chicken (or turkey), 2 eggs, sauteed onion, nutmeg, allspice and salt and pepper. Mix well and form small one- to two-inch meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Oven bake for 45 minutes. When meatballs are done, serve topped with cream gravy, boiled potatoes (red or white) and whole cranberry sauce. Load your Netflix DVD of Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night" and enjoy the Chef's movie director themed dish.



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