Swedish turkey meatballs far outnumber those at Ikea

Sweden and Turkey have signed the peace No, no !, you have not missed any news war that you have not heard about, it is all because of a "meatball issue". And it is that a few months ago small blisters had been raised between the two countries since they both wanted to claim the plate of the famous meat balls that we have all eaten at Ikea. Finally, the Swedes, who consider them their national dish, have given up and confessed that the recipe for their Swedish meatballs is really based on one that King Charles XII brought from Turkey.

Whether they are Turkish or Swedish, the truth is that meatballs is one of the dishes that I think almost everyone likes, so today I bring you some turkey meatballs that I dare to say far exceed those of Ikea, spicy and full of flavor, I invite you to try them and compare.


For 4 people
  • Turkey minced meat 600 g
  • Butter 50 g
  • Onion 1
  • Flat pitta bread 1
  • Chicken soup 350 ml
  • Ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp
  • Yolk 1
  • Wheat flour, 2 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce, 2 teaspoons
  • Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons
  • Creme Fraiche or fresh cream 125 ml
  • Fresh parsley to taste

How to make Swedish turkey meatballs

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Elaboration 20 m
  • Cooking 40 m

We will start by melting half the butter in a saucepan and sautéing the chopped onion until it is transparent, for about five minutes. We cut the pita bread into small pieces and add them to the casserole, add two tablespoons of broth and cook for a minute or two until the bread softens, We pass this mixture to a bowl, reserve.

Add the minced meat, spices, salt and egg yolk to the mixture. We remove with clean hands to form a homogeneous mass. We make small meat balls of the same size.

In the same saucepan, pour the rest of the butter and fry the meatballs until we see them browned in two batches. we remove them for a plate, and we add the flour, we remove so that it cooks with the butter, we add the broth, the oyster sauce and the mustard, we cook stirring until the sauce thickens. Then add the fresh cream, rectify with salt and pepper, add the meatballs, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the meatballs are soft. We serve with fresh parsley sprinkled.

What to accompany Swedish turkey meatballs

These Swedish turkey meatballs are loved with a good plate of pasta, zucchini spirals or basmati rice. Try it with any of these three things and you tell me, since they are delicious.

Tags:  Vegetables And Legumes Fish Desserts 

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