My mother’s recipe for Swedish meatballs, also known as köttbullar, should be illegal. The alternative is to introduce a binder, such as beaten egg yolk, to hold the minced meat or fish together, but that is too often detectable in the finished dish, so a good half-hour’s rest in the fridge and a small amount of care is probably a better idea.
I compared this recipe against the meatball recipe I’ve been using for 20 years, and it is exactly the same, except that I use 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs instead of 2/3 cup, and instead of cooking them on the stove in sauce I bake them at 400 for 16-20 minutes.
Rated 4 out of 5 by popcorn89 from I halved this recipe and it made plenty for a family of four, not to mention I didn’t want to waste… I halved this recipe and it made plenty for a family of four, not to mention I didn’t want to waste 2 lbs of ground chuck if I didn’t like it. I liked it, but next time I will add some chopped onions to the meat mixture.
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I have a soup recipe with cream in and if I want to freeze it then I siphon off the amount I need for the meal, add cream and keep cooking, I freeze the rest and then when I want to use the frozen soup I defrost it and add the cream in the cooking process.