Monday, December 26, 2005

Appetizer for New Year's Eve or Super Bowl parties

I'm a newbie to this blog. Thought I'd start out by sharing a family recipe for some incredible meatballs. These freeze very well. I serve them w/tooth picks stuck in them for easy eating by guests. Serve as an appetizer or add to spaghetti or other pasta dishes.

Swedish Meatballs

1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup warm cream
3/4 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 cup milk
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons minced onion
3 tsps salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp allspice
4 tablespoons butter

Soak crumbs in cream. Combine crumbs and meat; mix thoroughly. Add milk, egg yolks, onion and seasonings. Form into tiny balls. Can be fried or baked (350 degrees for 12-15 minutes) and later frozen. Serve as is or with gravy, barbecue or sweet and sour sauce.


Holli said...

Mmmm...sounds good. Appetizers is not an area I've gotten into as much I'd like. So I'll add this one for sure! If you freeze them, what's the best way to defrost them and how long does it take? Thanks!

Stephanie said...

The meatballs are small so they defrost easily if left in the frig overnight. Or you can do what I do...just nuke 'em 'til they are defrosted and slightly warm. I like to serve the meatballs either warm or at room temperature. :)