Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

2 slices bread
1/4 C milk
3 T butter
1/2 C onion, diced
1 tsp kosher salt
3/4 lb ground beef
3/4 lb ground pork
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 C flour
3 C beef broth
1/4 C heavy cream

Tear bread into chunks in a bowl and cover with milk.

Heat 1T butter over medium heat - saute onion with a pinch salt until soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine spices. In a mixer, combine ground beef, ground pork, egg yolks, bread mixture, sauted onions, 1 tsp salt and spices.

On med-high speed, mix for almost 10 min. until fluffy and light in color. Form 1 inch balls on cookie sheet.
Heat 1T butter in a cast iron skillet (or heavy bottom pan).
Brown meatballs in 2 batches. Set meatballs aside.

Stir in 1/4C flour in pan. Heat until lightly browned. 
Slowly add beef broth and simmer.

Add cream and a little Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce.
Add meatballs back into pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

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