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My Favorite Danish Meat Balls

After posting my Danish Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad the other day, I immediately knew the next recipe I wanted to share with you!

One of my family’s favorite dishes to pair with potatoes has to be Danish Meat Balls!

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Growing up, these meat balls were different than others — so extremely moist, tender and flavorful! When I was old enough to cook, this is one of the first dinner recipes I wanted to learn! They are one of my very favorites, and to my delight, my husband and daughters love them as well!

When I make them, my kitchen immediately smells like my grandparent’s or parent’s kitchen, and this makes me smile!

My Favorite Danish Meat Balls

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

l pound ground beef

1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

2 eggs

1 cup milk

2 pieces of dry bread, processed into fine crumbs

salt and pepper to taste

flour

extra-virgin olive oil

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-In a large bowl, combine all ingredients by hand or large spoon until well incorporated. I like to use a food processor to finely chop the onion and turn the bread into fine crumbs.

-In a small bowl, add approximately 2/3-3/4 cup flour to dip the meat balls.

-In a large pan or on a griddle, coat with olive oil and heat to medium-high.

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-Form into round meat balls or flat patties (about the size of a golf ball or slightly larger), and roll into the flour. The meat mixture will be extremely moist, so the flour is a tip from my Great-Uncle Rudger to help hold everything together! 😉

-Cook meat balls completely through until there is no pink left in the middle. I usually check one or two before I put all of them onto a plate. As you continue cooking, add more olive oil as needed to prevent sticking.

I highly recommend trying this wonderful dish with the potato salad recipe — they pair extremely well together and for me, always taste like “home sweet home”!

I hope you will enjoy!

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38 Comments

  1. Love it! Thank you for sharing this! 😍

    1. Thank you so much, Natascha! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! 😀

      1. I am! Same to you 😍😍😍

        1. Thank you, Natascha! 🙂

  2. These meatballs look amazing! My grandfather was born in Denmark too! We may have to visit there after leaving Italy Anna.

    1. Thank you, Julie! Oh wow! We should definitely visit Denmark after wo go to Italy! 😉 Great plan, Julie!

  3. This dish is making me hungry. Yum 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Leyla! Wish I could share some with you! 🙂

  4. In the original Danish recipe are used ground pig meat, but I prefer to make them with chicken and/or turkey, but all ground meat are usable. They are called Frikadeller in Danish. Fun to find this recipe so far away.

    1. Oh yes, I remember my Grandma always telling me that they used ground pork for the Frikadeller! Brings back such memories! 🙂 She started using ground beef when she was newly married. I love Danish food! 😉

  5. These look and sound amazing Anna 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, dear Lynne! They’re one of my favorite dishes! 😉

  6. These look so tasty, real comfort food. I can’t wait to try x

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you will enjoy the recipe! Yes, they are definitely comfort food! 😉
      ~ Anna

  7. these looked so good. It is 4 a.m. but wish i could grab one of those special meatballs! I love authentic food and the salad paired with these meatballs would be so yummy! I love it when foods remind us and smell like grama and grampas house!

    1. Oh, I wish I could make you some, Lynn! I love authentic food so much as well, and yes, it’s wonderful when food reminds us of our loved ones!! 🙂 Makes dinnertime even happier! xoxo

      1. It really does! I can imagine the yummy smell! be right over xoxo

        1. You’re always welcome!! That would be so wonderful!! 😀

  8. They look great, I always think these are a great fun to cook. Ironically I made some for my daughter and I before she went back to University on Saturday. I added some spinach into the mix, as an extra source of iron to keep her going for a little longer. 😉

    1. The addition of spinach sounds great! Very healthy! 🙂

      1. We try to be… 😉

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  10. These sound simple and delicious! I just thawed a pound of ground beef… now I need a red onion! 😉

    1. You can use any type of onion — but for this batch I used the red. 😉 They really are yummy! 🙂

      1. Oh great! I have a yellow onion!

  11. Looks delicious!!! I love these old family recipes… thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much — delighted to share! Yes, I completely agree … there is something so special about old family recipes! 🙂

  12. Oh yum! I looove danish meat balls,and i still eat them from time to time and really enjoy it! Yours look amazing anna^^

    1. Thank you so much, Sweetima! 🙂

  13. Another fantastic family recipe. The meat balls look very succulent, and I can imagine how well they’d go with the potao salad. A wonderful meal idea, Anna. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, dear Millie! 🙂

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