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Recipes Tagged with “Swedish”

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Main Course Swedish


for the meatballs

  • 500g ground beef
  • 250g ground pork
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp. milk
  • salt and pepper
  • dash oil

for the sauce

  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150 mL vegetable stock
  • 150 mL beef stock
  • 150 mL thick double cream
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard


Make the meatballs:

Combine ground meats and mix with your fingers, breaking up lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, and mix. Add milk, season generously with salt and pepper. Shape into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover, and refrigerate for two hours.

In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. Move to an ovenproof dish, cover, and bake in a hot oven (180C conventional; 160C convection) and cook for 30 minutes.

Make the sauce:

Melt 40g of butter in a pan. Whisk in the flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add stocks, stirring. Add cream, soy, and mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or boiled new potatoes.


Pancakecake (Pannkakstårta)

Breakfast Dessert Cake Pancake Swedish Untested


For the pancake batter:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 4 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 50 g melted butter

For the filling/garnish:

  • berries
  • about 2 1/2 c. whipping cream, sweetened


Melt the butter in your pancake skillet (should be big, around 12" at least). Beat the eggs and whisk in the flour until all lumps are gone. Add the sugar, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Pour in a little milk at a time until the mixture becomes a nice paste. (These will be thin pancakes, somewhere between American pancakes and crepes.) Pour the melted butter into the batter. Mix well every time you take a scoop of batter to cook. Cook all the pancakes in butter and let them cool. Whip the cream and sweeten it (you can add some vanilla, too). When the pancakes have cooled, put a pancake on a plate, add a little cream and berries, and repeat until you run out of stuff.

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Creamed Cabbage with Red Onion

Side Dish Cabbage Swedish


  • 4 c cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c cream
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • white pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


Chop cabbage into rough dice. Shred onion.

In a saucepan or large skillet, combine cabbage, onion, garlic and cream. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, allow to simmer until tender.

Correct seasoning with salt, pepper, sugar and lemon juice to taste.

Serve with Meatballs and a spoonful of lingonberry jam.

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