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What is the difference between Swedish meatballs and Norwegian meatballs?

What is the difference between Swedish meatballs and Norwegian meatballs?

In case you’re wondering, I would say the main difference between Swedish Meatballs and Norwegian Meatballs (or “kjøttkaker”) is that Norwegian Meatballs are typically larger and flatter than their meatball cousin.

What are Norwegian meatballs made of?


  • 1/3 pound lean ground beef.
  • 1/3 pound ground pork.
  • 1/3 pound ground veal (if veal is unavailable use 1/2 lb each of beef and pork)
  • 1 egg.
  • 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs.
  • 1/2 cup whole milk.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper.

How do you make simple meatballs?

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the mince, breadcrumbs and onion in a large bowl. Season.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, for 10 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  3. 15 meatball makeovers.

What is different about Swedish meatballs?

The major difference between Swedish and Italian meatballs is what they’re accompanied with. Swedish meatballs are traditionally topped with a creamy gravy and served with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce to cut through the richness, similar to how they’re cooked at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Aquavit.

Should I put milk in my meatballs?

Add Milk for Moisture A little bit of milk will add moisture to your meatballs. (Many people think it’s the eggs that add the moisture, but their role is to bind the meat, breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs.)

Do Swedish people really eat meatballs?

Swedish meatballs, perhaps the country’s most famous culinary item, are actually based on a recipe brought back from Turkey in the early 18th century by King Charles XII of Sweden. They are a part of both traditional holiday meals and a staple in everyday home cooking.

How do you make Norwegian meatballs?

How to make traditional Norwegian meatballs: Use a medium mixing bowl and add corn starch, flour, and spices: salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg. If you want to add ground ginger, try 1/4 tsp. Add milk (water is OK, too) and whisk together until smooth.

How do you cook meatballs in crock pot?

In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 meatballs. In a slow cooker, mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree. Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

What can you make with Meatball?

Meatballs. There are a lot of dishes that can make use of frozen meatballs. Pork, beef, chicken, turkey or vegetable meatballs can be used for stews, soups and pasta toppings. Chicken meatballs are best of course for Chicken Soup. You can use beef, pork or chicken meatballs for stews.

How do you make meatballs with brown gravy?

Directions In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, cornstarch, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meatballs in butter, half at a time, for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink. For gravy, add butter to drippings.