As I am Swedish I have to share a “healthier” version of a Christmas meatball recipe. Meatballs is just one of the dishes we traditionally have on our Christmas smorgasbord.
1kg mixed mice 2/3 beef and 1/3 pork (make sure the mince comes form a good quality butcher)
1 big onion, finely diced
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1finely grated nutmeg (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let set for 10 minutes
Heat a non stick frying pan to medium heat and make a tiny beef patty to taste the flavour of the mince. Add more spices if needed.
Form the meatballs and put them on a slightly wet chopping board. If the mince mix sticks to your hands have a ball with water to deep your hands in, this makes it easier to form the meatballs
Fry the meatballs at medium heat and roll or turn them until cooked through (you are allowed to taste one)
Let cool and put in containers in the fridge or freezer until Christmas Eve (this is when we celebrate Christmas).