Frikadelle

 

Frikadelle translated is"meatballs". This recipe to recaptures the flavours of the rustic South African sausage -"boerewors" means farmer's sausage.

Time to make: 1 hour 30 min prep

  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beefFrikadelle - South African Meatballs - Boerewors Style Recipe #135540 1 rating Frikadelle translated is"meatballs". I developed this recipe to recapture the flavours of the rustic South African sausage -"boerewors" means farmer's sausage.

Time to make: 1 hour 30 min prep

  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 lb lean ground lamb
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 60 mins Main Dish
  • South African Main Dish
  • Ground Beef Main Dish
  1. Grind the whole fennel and coriander seeds with a mortar and pestle until a coarse consistency. Or, place them in a small Ziploc bag and hammer with a meat mallet, smooth side.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients in the order given.
  3. Mix well so that everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop - or a 1/3 cup measure - roll into balls then press slightly so they resemble chubby hamburgers - 2" in diameter - 3/4" thick.
  5. At this stage you can freeze them as you would hamburgers.
  6. To cook - heat the oil in a non stick frypan and brown on both sides.
  7. Use the pan juice to fry up some sliced onion and make a rich onion gravy.
  8. Return the patties to the gravy and cook on low until no longer pink.
  9. Serve on top of creamy garlic mashed potatoes.
  10. Instead of onion gravy - I sometimes simmer them in a curry sauce made of fried onion, garlic, curry powder (authentic quality) - coconut milk and crushed tomatoes in even quantities. Serve on basmati rice