100+ Year Old Swedish Meatballs Recipe

This is an exciting one guys! My wife, who happens to be Swedish, introduced me to this recipe that came all the way from her great-great grandmother Albertina who was born in 1874. Talk about an original! I have made this recipe four times now and I already feel nostalgic about it. This is going to be a staple in our house forever since it's so simple and yet so delicious and juicy.


Ingredients for 30 large meatballs or 20 smaller:
2 pounds ground beef
1 tbsp salt
4 tbsp potato starch
4 tbsp bread crumbs
2 eggs
150 ml water (I prefer using 50 ml at first and then add more later if needed, otherwise the meat tends to get too moist and hard to roll into balls)
2 small red onions or half of a big one
1 tsp white pepper
A tip of a knife of clover (this is an old Swedish measurement, it's basically a pinch of clovers)

How to:
Mix all of the ingredients together in a big bowl. 
Roll them all into balls and put them on a plate/platter, not too close to one another so that they stick together.
Cook them in a pan in about half an inch of olive oil. The heat should be somewhere around medium to high. Once you have gotten a nice light brown sear on all sides, cover the pan with a lid to help the inside of the meatballs cook as well. Large meatballs take about 10 minutes to cook but if you are unsure, just open one up to check if it is still pink or not. Now enjoy!!

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