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“These meatballs are a classic on smorgasbord table throughout Scandinavia. Assemble the dish ahead, then just bake before serving. From a December 1988 issue of Bon Appetit. The meatballs were part of a "Scandinavian Christmas Buffet for 20".”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
20
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Meatballs;.
  2. Soak breadcrumbs in milk in medium bowl for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in onion, eggs and seasonings.
  4. Add meats and beat with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  5. Handling gently,form mixture into 2-inch-diameter meatballs; smooth balls between moistened palms.
  6. Place in baking pan;refrigerate until firm.
  7. Melt butter in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add meatballs in batches (do not crowd) and cook until browned on all sides, shaking pan occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels; reserve drippings in skillet.
  10. Layer meatballs in deep 4-quart oven-proof casserole or baking dish.
  11. For Gravy:.
  12. Measure pan drippings and return 3 tablespoons to skillet, adding some butter if necessary.
  13. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until tender, about 8 minutes.
  14. Add flour and stir 2 minutes.
  15. Gradually mix in consomme and cream.
  16. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally;season with pepper.
  17. Strain over meatballs.
  18. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Bring to room temperature before continuing.).
  19. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  20. Bake casserole until meatballs are heated through, about 45 minutes; serve hot.

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