1/2 c Unseasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c Half and half cream
4 tb Unsalted butter
1/4 c Minced white onions
1/3 lb Ground beef
1/3 lb Ground veal
1/3 lb Ground pork
1 lg Egg
1/8 ts Freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 ts Salt (or to taste)
1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper
1. Soak the bread crumbs in the half and half for 5 minutes in a large
mixing bowl. 2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small skillet over low to moderate
heat. When the foam starts to subside, add the onions and saute them for about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly. 3. Add the beef, veal, pork, egg nutmeg, salt, pepper, and onions to the
bread-crumb mixture. Gently combine the ingredients with your hands. 4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours.
5. Shape the meat mixture with your hands into uniform 2/3-inch balls.
Arrange them on a p
late in one layer so they do not touch each other. Let the meatballs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. 6. Melt the remaining butter in a saute pan or skillet over moderate heat.
When the foam starts to subside, add the meatballs. (Do not crowd the pan; unless your pan is oversized, you will have to cook gthe meatballs in batches and keep the cooked ones warm in a preheated 200 degree F oven.) Saute the meatballs for about 5 minutes until they become brown on all sides. Turn them as necessary, but do so gently. 7. Transfer the 'koettbullar' to a warm platter and serve immediately.
Serves 8. From: GREAT PEASANT DISHES OF THE WORLD by Howard Hillman ISBN 0-395-32210-3. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1983 Posted by: Karin Brewer,
Cooking Echo, 7/92