The great thing about German cuisine is that it is very meat based (of course with lots of carbs to go along 😅) but the meat dishes can be modified to fit our way of eating, which always gives us a piece of home 😍
Today I will be sharing a recipe for German meatballs called Frikadellen, which my Oma Marlies is famous for 🥺 they are pretty easy to modify, we only have to swap the soaked Brötchen (mini white bread loaves) with coconut flour. The rest stays the same: a blend of ground beef and pork, egg, onion, salt and pepper.
To make about 4 portions you need:
1 lb ground beef 🐮
1 lb ground pork 🐷
1/2 finely chopped onion 🧅
4 tablespoons coconut flour 🥥
2 eggs 🥚
Ancestral fat like lard for frying 🍳
Salt and pepper 🧂
Combine the meat, eggs, coconut flour, onion and spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly 😋
If you like, you can also add in finely chopped bell pepper, but traditionally, it’s just onion. Next, form large round meatballs with your hand.
In a pan, heat up lard or ghee and begin to fry the meatballs. The key to a delicious Frikadelle is to get a brown crispy sear 😍 fry for about 8 minutes and then flip and sear another 6-8 minutes.
They are traditionally served with a potato dish like fried potatoes and salad or sauerkraut. We like to go a bit rogue here and serve it with avocado or guacamole and veggies like bell pepper zucchini hash or sugar snap pea stirfry!