Everyone knows that the only good thing about going to IKEA is that you get to eat those really cheap delicious meatballs before you ace the horror of going into the belly of the beast to pick up some flat pack furniture, so it makes sense that they would be among the growing list of food outlets that are releasing their recipes to help people make their way through quarantine.
Check it out below – in flat pack furniture style or just in text. I know which one I’m reading:
INGREDIENTS – MEATBALLS
Makes 16 – 20
- 500g beef mince
- 250g pork mince
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
- 100g breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons of whole milk
- salt and pepper to taste
INGREDIENTS – ICONIC SWEDISH CREAM SAUCE
- dash of oil
- 40g butter
- 40g plain flour
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 150ml beef stock
- 150ml thick double cream
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
HOW TO CREATE THOSE LOVELY, CREAMY MEATBALLS
- Combine beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
- Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (to help them hold their shape whilst cooking).
- In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.
- When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.
Swedish cream sauce
- In frying pan, melt 40g of butter. Whisk in 40g of plain and continue cooking, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes, allowing the flour to cook through. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150ml thick double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.
- When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes – either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes.
Sounds lush hey? Enjoy yourselves and cook up a feast whilst you’re in lockdown.
For more of the same, here’s the recipe for the Big Mac special sauce. Never though we would see that.