German Meat Patties

German Meat Patties — Frikadellen

German Meat Patties – Frikadellen

German Meat Patties are called Frikadellen in Germany.

Ingredients for German Meat Patties:

  • 680 g (1.5 lb.) of ground beef (I used 15% fat)
  • 2 eggs, XL
  • 2 slices of toast OR 1 hard french roll (one day old) OR 2-3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika (mild)


Dice the onion. Soak the toast or roll in lukewarm water for about 5 minutes and than wring the water out. Mix the ground beef with the toast or roll or breadcrumbs, add flour, egg, onion, mustard, and spices. Form a patty using 1 ½ tablespoons of the mixture.

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Two cooking options.

Option 1:

Fry the patties in a skillet with 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (or oil) for about 12 minutes, 6 minutes on each side.

Option 2:

Grill the patties on a barbecue.

Either way, keep an eye on your Meat Patties – Frikadellen, turning them regularly to keep them from burning.

Serve the meat patties with one of Oma’s salads from her salad bar. To try the Traditional Cordon Bleu click here, the Classic German Jaegerschnitzel Recipe click here, and the Zigeuner Schnitzel Recipe click here