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Susanne’s Swedish Meatballs

(by Mollie O'Hara)


1 large onion, peeled, grated

1 large potato, peeled, grated

1 egg

1 c. water or club soda

1 c. panko bread crumbs

1 t. salt

1/2 t. black pepper

1/2 t. ground allspice

2 lb. ground beef

1 lb. ground pork or ground turkey

2 T. butter

2 T. oil


In large bowl, stir together onion, potato, egg, water or club soda, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and allspice, until well blended.

Add ground beef and pork or turkey, and mix until very smooth and well blended.

Shape meat mixture into about 35 - 40 meatballs, 1 inch in diameter, and place on large cookie sheets.

In large skillet, heat butter and oil until light brown.

Add about 1/3 of the meatballs, and keep shaking skillet so that meatballs brown on all sides.

Cook about 5 - 8 minutes until brown and cooked through.

Remove to platter and repeat with remaining meatballs.

Serves 6 - 8.

Serve warm with toothpicks (and lingonberry jam) or with mashed potatoes for dinner.


(Read 500 Meatballs, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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