Frikadeller Meat Patties with Sauce. A Delicious popular recipe originating from Denmark with tender ground meat patties and a tasty creamy sauce. Easy, homemade comfort food dinner recipe

Frikadeller Meat Patties with Sauce. A Delicious popular recipe originating from Denmark with tender ground meat patties and a tasty creamy sauce. Easy, homemade comfort food dinner recipe

Frikadeller originates from Denmark, where they make these delicious meat patties, out of ground meats. You would normally have them accompanied with a sauce, and in this recipe, we have frikadeller, sauce, and pasta!

Our friend, Donna has shared her recipe, and here's what she says about it; "This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly Danish lady and I've modified it to our liking. Hope you like it."

If you enjoy cooking with ground meat, why not try our Poor Man's Stew. It's all made from scratch and absolutely full of flavor! Really easy recipe too!

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Recipe from Donna Smith

Prep time

15 minutes & 30 minutes chill time

Cook time

10 - 15 minutes

Serving size

4 persons

Ingredients

For the frikadeller (meat patties)

1/2 lb or 225 g ground pork
1/2 lb or 225 g ground beef
1/2 cup or 70 g grated onion
3 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups or 350 ml half-and-half milk
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup or 75 g butter

For the Sauce

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups or 350 ml low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 cup or 120 ml heavy cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

For the Patties

1. Combine pork and beef in stand mixer bowl, add onion. Using paddle attachment, stir in flour and beat thoroughly.

Stir in milk 2 tablespoons at a time, keeping mixer at stir speed to aerate mixture.

You can do this by hand but it will take a little longer.

2. Combine egg, salt and pepper together and add to meat mixture. Speed 2 until fluffy.

Pour into smaller container and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

3. Melt butter in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Using a spoon, drop meat mixture directly into skillet.

Do not crowd. Fry patties for 3 minutes per side. Keep warm while making sauce.

For the Sauce

1. Discard oil in pan and wipe clean with paper towel. Return pan to medium-high heat and add butter.

2. When foaming subsides, add flour and cook, whisking constantly, until flour is light brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Slowly whisk in broth. Add brown sugar and bring to simmer.

4. Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in cream and return to simmer.

Add patties to sauce and simmer, turning occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and serve over egg noodles.

Frikadeller Meat Patties with Sauce. A Delicious popular recipe originating from Denmark with tender ground meat patties and a tasty creamy sauce. Easy, homemade comfort food dinner recipe

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Frikadeller Meat Patties with Sauce. A Delicious popular recipe originating from Denmark with tender ground meat patties and a tasty creamy sauce. Easy, homemade comfort food dinner recipe

Frikadeller Meat Patties with Sauce

Yield: 4 persons
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A delicious popular recipe originating from Denmark with tender ground meat patties and a tasty creamy sauce. Easy, homemade comfort food dinner recipe

Ingredients

For the frikadeller (meat patties)

  • 1/2 lb or 225 g ground pork
  • 1/2 lb or 225 g ground beef
  • 1/2 cup or 70 g grated onion
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups or 350 ml half-and-half milk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup or 75 g butter

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups or 350 ml low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

For the Patties

  1. Combine pork and beef in stand mixer bowl, add onion. Using paddle attachment, stir in flour and beat thoroughly. Stir in milk 2 tablespoons at a time, keeping mixer at stir speed to aerate mixture. You can do this by hand but it will take a little longer.
  2. Combine egg, salt and pepper together and add to meat mixture. Speed 2 until fluffy. Pour into smaller container and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Melt butter in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Using a spoon, drop meat mixture directly into skillet. Do not crowd. Fry patties for 3 minutes per side. Keep warm while making sauce.

For the Sauce:

  1. Discard oil in pan and wipe clean with paper towel. Return pan to medium-high heat and add butter.
  2. When foaming subsides, add flour and cook, whisking constantly, until flour is light brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly whisk in broth. Add brown sugar and bring to simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in cream and return to simmer.
  5. Add patties to sauce and simmer, turning occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and serve over egg noodles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 774Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 996mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 38g

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    1. Hi Gayle, “Half and half” is a mixture of half heavy cream and half whole milk. If you can’t get it where you live (it is usually only common in the US and Canada), you can substitute half and half by mixing half whole milk and half heavy cream. Hope that helps!!

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    DJ in Baltimore

    says:

    Made this over the weekend. Doubled the meat recipe and froze half of the patties. Having them again tonight with a second bbatch of the sauce.

    1. Hi! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe. It is one of my favorites!! I haven’t frozen them before, but that’s a great idea for me next time I make them!

      Thanks very much for your feedback!

  2. I hit the red + and then print. It printed 6 pages, 5 of ads what a
    waste of ink. Did not give me an option to preview, or I could have
    deleted the other wasted pages.. Why not just put a print button & preview option, it’s not hard.

    1. Hi Jules,
      After hitting the red + button, there are several options for printing. If you are looking to print selected parts, you need to select the Print Friendly option and not just print. The PF option allows you to select areas to delete by hovering over those areas and then selecting delete. You should have a pop up screen for print preview no matter which programme you select, which is part of your printer software.
      I hope this helps.

    1. Thanks DDW, I’m not entirely sure what you are referring to, regarding not being able to ‘get’ the recipe, if you mean for printing, emailing or converting to a PDF, there are 3 different ways, first, by right clicking anywhere on the page then selecting ‘print’, second, far left of the page is a vertical column of icons which move down the page with you, select the Red Plus icon then select Print or Print friendly, and third, just above the ingredients, there is another share icon, which works the same as the red plus icon I just described. I think having 3 options, and in some cases 5 on some of the recipes is more than enough for people to print what they need to.
      Should you experience any difficulties in getting any future recipes, please just drop me an email and I’ll be more than happy to guide you!
      Sorry you had problems trying to work out how to print.

    1. That’s good to hear Jacinda! I’ve also made Donna’s recipe many times now and oh gosh! I like to add sliced mushrooms and white wine in the sauce too….yummo! Please enjoy :)

  3. Making this for dinner tonight!! already had a quick taste of the patties and they are delicious!! can’t wait till dinner!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Enjoy! It really is delicious! I’m addicted to those patties, and they are really filling too! It doesn’t seem much when you’re making them, but actually you get a full belly really quick, oh they are yum!!! Enjoy!

  4. Hey, I’m from Denmark, and have never heard of this kind of variation to the Frikadeller. But this one sounds just so wonderful, that even I have to try it ;-)

    1. Hi Helene, I think the lady who’s recipe it was originally lived in the States, so maybe it is an adaptation from when she was in Denmark! Often that happens, but I guess you never forget your roots! Enjoy the recipe :)

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    Brenda Shaw Nelson

    says:

    This sounds so wonderful, a must try. I’m collecting and converting all of my recipes to electronic too, then they are never lost and easily shared.