Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)

Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)
Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)

I’ve made Danish Meatballs (also known as “Frikadeller”) a couple of times since I moved to North Carolina, and I have recived a couple of requests for the recipe. I figured I’d put it up here to help spread the gospel of “fine” Danish cuisine in America. This recipe is based on the recipe found here (in Danish).


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Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Mix the pork with the salt and let it sit for a couple of minutes. This will improve the meat’s ability to absorb the milk.
  2. Grate the onion.
  3. Mix all the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Hold back some of the milk and flour, this can be used to tweak the consistency of the mix. If you use fatty or recently defrosted meat you should probably use a little less milk.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and use plenty of oil or butter. Use a teaspoon or a tablespoon (depending on the size you want) to form the meatballs in the palm of your hand, and put them on the pan in a circular pattern (so you can remember which order you put them down). They will need a few minutes on each side, depending on their size.

Cooking Danish Meatballs
Cooking Danish Meatballs

2 thoughts on “Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)

  1. Chop the onion in bigger chunks for a more tasty Frikadelle.

    And then remember ! The brown sauce ala DK style. Thick as H**** so you allmost use knife and fork just for the sauce.
    And never forget the beetroots. Let Mr Møllehave here show you how to do this one, as he so nicely shows off some hidden kitchen skills

  2. Wow. Dine frikadeller ser virkelig gode ud. Jeg har forsoegt at lave frikadeller et par gange, men de smager aldrig som de skal. Jeg blander ogsaa oksekoed i, da jeg syntes “pork” ser meget fedt ud her. Maaske du kan invitere mig og min danske mand paa frikadeller. Vi bor 3 miles fra Duke. Han arbejder ogsaa paa Duke

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