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Make meatballs yourself - that's how it works

March 20th, 2023 | main dishes

You want to make meatballs yourself and don’t know how? Here I present you my ultimate meatball recipe for the juiciest and tastiest meatballs in the world. The trick is actually the cream, you won’t believe it…

Make meatballs yourself - that's how it works

Here in the north they are called Frikadellen, but in other parts of the country this traditional German dish is also called B(o)ulette, Bratklops, Fleischpflanzerl, Fleischlaberl, Fleischküchle, Fleischklops or Wellklops. The meaning is always the same: small, fried meatballs made from minced meat, eggs, and stale bread, flavored with a variety of spices. According to my recipe, the meatballs are particularly juicy because I also add cream to the basic dough. See for yourself:


(makes at least 4 servings)

2 onions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 TS butter
sauté the onions and garlic in the butter until soft, stir in the parsley, remove from the heat
200 g of cream
stir in
100 g of breadcrumbs
stir in and let soak for 10 minutes
5 eggs
stir into the crumb mixture with a whisk
600 g ground beef
knead the minced meat with the crumb mixture
1 ts dried marjoram
2 sprigs of basil, chopped
2 TS medium hot mustard
salt, pepper from the mill
season the minced meat, form small balls with moistened hands and flatten them slightly
3 TS frying oil
fry the meatballs over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side


You can double the amount of this recipe and freeze a supply of meatballs. They defrost super fast and are wonderful in a lunch box or at a picnic.

I grate the breadcrumbs myself from stale leftover bread. In this way, we don’t lose a single slice of bread. You already know: #toogoodtogo… You can find another great recipe for using leftover bread here.

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