You and your children will have fun making my best meatball recipe. Called German Frikadellen, your family will learn how to make homemade meatballs every day of the week.
The children can really dig their hands into the sticky mixture, or use the electric hand-mixer. Then simply enjoy rolling the meatball mixture into balls. And most exciting is, they are learning about German food and German cooking.
My best meatball recipe is quick-and-easy to make. Feel free to change or add to the ingredients if you wish.
Enjoy my easy meatballs served at birthday parties spiked with a cocktail stick or with my
German potato salad.
500g minced beef or pork
1 onion chopped
salt and pepper
a little milk
herbs to taste
Put the 1-2 bread rolls into a bowl with some milk to cover and leave for half an hour.
Meanwhile put the minced meat into a mixing bowl. Chop the onion very finely and add to the meat mixture.
Season with a little salt and pepper. Crack the egg into a cup
(this ensures that egg shell is not included) and add to the
mixture. Knead with your fingers (this is where the children can help) or use an electric hand-whisk.
Take the bread rolls from the bowl and squeeze them with your hands to ensure that the moisture is squeezed out. Chop the bread into small pieces.
Add the bread to the meatball mixture and knead again to make sure that everything is thoroughly mixed together. At this stage you can add herbs or chili powder if liked.
Take a spoonful of the meatball mixture and shape it into a ball with your hands. It is up to you regarding the size. For parties I tend to make smaller ones.
Roll the ball into the breadcrumb mixture until well coated.
Put the ball onto a plate and flatten slightly with your hands.
Heat some cooking oil (I tend to use rape or sunflower oil) in a pan and fry on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.
Enjoy easy meatballs:
In a roll as a snack.
With my German potato salad recipe.
Serve at parties or on the barbecue.
This is such an easy and fun kid recipe that you and your children will want to make homemade meatballs again and again.
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