Breaded Königsberger Klopse: The German Meatballs To Beat Them All

Nobody can resist a good meatball — Jimmy Kimmel even thinks it's high time they got their own emoji. We love meatballs so much, in fact, that we're always looking for new ways to try out different versions and even revamp the classics, which is exactly what we've done here with this delicious German dish. Guten Appetit!

You'll Need:

For the meatballs:

  • 2 oz bread crumbs
  • 2 fl oz cream
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • flour, eggs, and bread crumbs for breading

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 10 fl oz broth
  • 7 fl oz cream
  • 3 oz capers
  • pepper
  • 4 egg yolks

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 3 fl oz milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • nutmeg
  • 7 oz beets

Here's How:

1. Chop and sauté the onion and mix with the cream and bread crumbs. Add the ground meat, eggs, salt, and pepper and mix well. Then use your hands to form several meatballs.

2. Dredge the meatballs in flour, egg, and bread crumbs and fry them in hot oil.

3. For the sauce, first heat the mustard in a saucepan. Add the broth, cream, and water from a 3½ oz jar of capers and season with pepper. Add a small ladle of the sauce to 4 raw eggs in a bowl. Whisk the mixture and pour it into the saucepan with the rest of the sauce.

4. Fry the capers in a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

5. Boil the potatoes, add the milk, butter, and nutmeg, and mash together. Stir in the beets and purée until smooth. Drizzle some sauce over the breaded meatballs, garnish with capers, and dig in.

Breaded meatballs, salty capers, and pink mashed potatoes – your scrumptious meal is bound to turn heads!

You can find the recipe for the Swedish Meatball Bake featured in the bonus video here.


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