When I was growing up, and most likely still today, there were 'Lutefisk Dinners' this time of year at many of the local Luthern churches.
We weren't Luthern (well, my father had been before he married my mother) but my father was Norwegian, and Norwegians and lutefisk kind of go together.
As far as I can remember my father didn't like lutefisk any better than the rest of the family but we all loved the Rosettes, Fattigman and Sandbakelser…. Those delicate, almond-flavored, fried Scandinavian pastries.
My father and I both loved the Lefse…..
And everyone liked the Swedish Meatballs…. properly served with dumplings.
Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles
8oz ground beef (mince) 225gr, 8oz
1 small onion 110gr, 3.9oz
1/3 cup breadcrumbs 36gr, 1.3oz
1 egg 65gr, 2.3oz
2 tsp dried dill weed
1 1/2 cups chicken stock 340gr, 12oz
1/2 cup Greek or plain yogurt
1 1/2 tbs cornstarch (corn flour, maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water 12gr, .42oz
1 1/4 cups chunky pasta 100gr, 3.5oz large maccheroni
1 tbs butter 14.2gr, .5oz
Put water on high heat for pasta.
Mince onion. In medium bowl combine onion, half of the dill, the egg, breadcrumbs and beef. Mix well and form into small meatballs, about 1" (2.5cm) in diameter.
In a medium skillet with lid heat the chicken stock. When simmering add the meatballs, being careful that they don't touch. Cover and continue to simmer until done, stirring and turning the meatballs once or twice, about 15 minutes.
Dissolve cornstarch in chicken stock. When meatballs are done add the dill to the stock and move the meatballs to the sides of the pan. Turn up the heat a bit and add the cornstarch mixture, stirring until thickened and clear. Drain noodles and toss with butter. Remove meatballs from heat and stir in the yogurt, mixing well. Serve, meatballs on top of or next to the pasta. Sprinkle with a bit more dill…
Entire Recipe / per serving
Calories: 1479 / 739.5
Total Carbohydrates: 128 / 64
Dietary Fiber: 6 / 3
Total Fat: 71 / 35.5
Saturated Fat: 32 / 16
Cholesterol: 500 / 250
Protein: 71 / 35.5
Calcium: 410 / 205
Sodium: 868 / 434
Glycemic Index: low
I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it. I use 'grams' as
the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.
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