As a Swede, I have to say that meatballs come original from Sweden. 😉 In Denmark, meatballs are called “Frikadeller”. The original Frikadell is made of ground pork. What I love with the Danish meatballs is that they are mixing more spices and ingredients than we do with the Swedish meatballs.
Here I have made Danish Frikadeller with ground chicken and curry which is a great combination. I serve them with rice, a sweet chili sauce and fresh cilantro.
Ingredients (4 pers.):
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 carrot
- 3 scallions
- 1 tsp curry
- 1 tsp ground cilantro
- fresh black pepper
- 1 tbsp butter, 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Mix bread crumbs and milk together in a bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.
Place the ground chicken and salt in a separate bowl and mix together. Finely grind the yellow onion and carrot. Add the bread crumbs mixture, egg, scallions and carrot into the chicken bowl and mix all together.
Chop the green onion and add into the chicken bowl together with curry, ground cilantro and black pepper.
Let the batter rest in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Take the chicken mixture out of the refrigerator. Shape meatball of the batter by using your hands. Drain the hands in some cold water before shaping balls, then it go much easier shaping the batter with the hands.
Use a skillet and add butter and oil. Let is melt and then add some of the meatballs (not too many, that can lower the temperature). Let them fry (stir to turn them around) until they get a golden brown color.
Serve the Frikadeller with rice, fresh cilantro and some sweet chili sauce.
My plate is from Danish “Bloomingville”.