Scandia's Swedish Meatballs

by Lisa

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup milk
1/2 pound twice-ground beef or veal
1/2 pound twice-ground pork
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Dash allspice
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup clarified butter
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup broth or consomme

Soak bread crumbs in 1/2 cup milk. Combine moistened crumbs with beef, pork, egg, salt, pepper and allspice.

Cook onion in butter until tender and add to meat mixture. Beat mixture while slowly adding remaining 1/2 cup lukewarm milk.

Chill until mixture is firm. Roll into appetizer-size meatballs.

Heat clarified butter in skillet. Add meatballs and fry until cooked through. Drain, then dust meatballs lightly with flour. Add milk and broth for gravy and simmer a few minutes. Adjust seasoning.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


- Courtesy of the L.A. Time Archive

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