German Koenigsberger Klopse

by Monika
(Maricopa, Az)

My Mother used to make Koenigsberger Klopese years ago for me. Not sure I would even still like it but would love to try again!!

I was born in germany and raised german but lived in the states since I was 5.
All the family recipes that were in the family were lost in the wars! :(
I have the basic recipes that my Mom cooked like goulash, schnitzel, roladen, and the basics....potato pancakes and such.

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Nov 16, 2013
Here it is: Königsberger Klopse
by: Ulrike

Meatballs from Koenigsberg (Koenigsberger Klopse)
Served with Potatoes


1 lb. ground beef (or beef and pork)
1 day old hard roll (place in dish, add water and soften, then press out water and save roll for mixture)
1 onion
4 anchovies (optional)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. hard grated cheese
2 Tbsp.butter or olive oil
2 Tbsp. flour
3-1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp. capers
Mix ground meat with softened roll, finely chopped onion, about four pieces of finely chopped parsley (stems removed), anchovies, egg, and grated cheese, add salt, pepper, and nutmeg according to your taste.

Make a gravy from butter or olive oil, flour, and water. Add small rounded meatballs and cook in gravy. Add capers and simmer slowly for 20 minutes. If you like a lot of gravy, double the recipe for the gravy.
Serve with potatoes and a green salad.

Potatoes: (Salzkartoffel)
Peel and quarter 6-8 Yukon yellow potatoes (depending on size) and boil for 15 minutes or until done. You may want to add a little salt to water before boiling the potatoes.

Oct 17, 2012
Koenigsberger Klopse
by: Anonymous, Australia

My mum is German (came from East Germany) and has made this dish as long as I can remember.

From memory it goes something like this:

Pork mince made into meatballs with egg, salt & pepper and fresh breadcrumbs

pan fry the meatballs, remove from the pan

with the pan juices, make a sauce by adding butter, flour, milk (like a white sauce), lemon juice, capers (and possibly anchovies), salt & pepper and a little mustard

reduce the sauce until thickened. add meatballs and some extra capers to the sauce.

serve with boiled rice or boiled potatoes and a squirt of lemon

memories! now my mouth is watering. (:

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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!