Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Meat Balls in a Creamy Coriander Sauce and Oven Fries ( better than Ikea's)

Receita em Portugues AQUI



This one was inspired in the Ikea's Swedish Meatballs.



Recipe Ingredients:

  • 400grs beef (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 handful of breadcrumbs (you can use old dried brad just grate it)
  • 1 whole egg
  • half a tumbler glass of cream
  • half a tumbler glass of whole milk
  • 1 stock cube of chicken (I used Oxo easier to dilute)
  • 1 large onion (halved and sliced)
  • 1 little bunch of coriander
  • 1 little bunch of parsley
  • 8 medium potatoes (pealed and chipped)
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 soup spoon of gravy (don't worry if you do not have it as some plain flour and water will do)



Throw the chipped potatoes in a pan with water, and par-cook the chips, then place them in a tray and brush them with olive oil and cook them at 200c, occasionally turning them around.

While that is doing, put the minced meat in a bowl, and put there also the parsley finely chopped,, 1 minced garlic clove, a pinch of black pepper and a pinch of salt, the bread crumbs and the egg. With your hands mix it all very well and shape pieces of the meat into balls, and set these aside.

now put a pan on the stove (on high) and pour in a couple of olive oil glugs, once very hot add the sliced onions, and the remaining garlic clove (minced) cook until the onions start to go semitransparent, at this stage add the meat balls and occasionally shake the pan so that the balls turn over and seal.

Once sealed add the gravy and chicken stock cube mixed in a glass of water also adding the cream and the milk, (if still to thick add more milk, if too thin a little more gravy diluted in a little water) + a pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper to taste. And about one minute from finishing cooking add the chopped coriander. Is as easy as that, with the chips now ready is just serve and eat... (notice I didn't say how long the chips take, this is because it varies from oven to oven from potato quality to potato quality and even for how long they've been parboiled) But roughly about 20-25 minutes.


10 comments:

zerrin said...

meatballs with cream and milk? Totally unusual for me as we don't use milk and cream with meat dishes. Milk only for marinade of meat.

But in the picture, it seems appetizing. As I'm always open to different tastes, I'll try this recipe.

5 Star Foodie said...

ooh, love that creamy coriander sauce - yum!

Alexandra Moura said...

Humm,eu adoro meat balls,e essas têem um optimo aspecto,bjs Alexis

Ricardo said...

I know what you thinking Zerrin ...this guy is crazy...but you said you going to try make it ..I guarantee that you will love it..but anyway lemme know!!
If you let the meat balls simmer for awhile they will be ever so tender...as you know sometimes mince can be a little chewy. Thanx for dropping by and for comment.

Ricardo said...

thanx 5 star it was delicious...actual statement I made to the wife after I goofed the first 5 meat balls, " I have to stop making these foods, as I always end up eating to much " and you know my metabolism is not what it used to be when I was 19. :)

Thx for comment and dropping by...

Ricardo said...

Pois Alex .estavam bem boas sim..brigada pelo comento e visita xxx

Sophie said...

I will make these soon...! Lookss so appetizing! Well done!

Ricardo said...

let us know how they turn out for you..thx for the comment and for dropping in. kisses xxx

Deborah Dowd said...

These look wonderful and since I have a new mandoline (actually my daughter bought it!) I can make those fries to go with them!

Ricardo said...

Adorei a tua visita e comentário, espero que tudo te corra bem, fala sempre jinhos

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