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Cape Meat Balls   HT  MC  South African  55mins

 

South African name: Frikkadels

 

Serves 4-6        Hot  Beef  Spices  Meat  Main Course  S. African

 

Ingredients

675g/1-˝lbs Minced Beef

50g/2oz  Butter

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 thick slice White Bread

2  Eggs

Salt and Black Pepper

˝ teasp Allspice

1 tbsp Oil

 

Instructions

 

1. Heat half the butter in a large frying pan, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

 

2. Meanwhile, soak the bread in a little water then squeeze dry, place in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork.

 

3. Add the onion mince, eggs, salt, pepper and allspice to the bread mixture, blend thoroughly, then shape the meat mixture into balls about the side of a walnut.

 

4. Heat the remaining butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the frikkadels over a high heat on one side for about 5 minutes until well browned.

 

5. Turn them over and brown the other side, then reduce the heat and continue cooking the for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.

 

Traditionally served with mashed potatoes and Train Smash (an onion and tomato sauce).  

 

 

 

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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable

 

Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.

 

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Main equipment required to make this recipe

 

Chopping knife

Chopping Board

Saucepan

Mixing Bowl

 

Make Ahead/ Freezing

 

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