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German Meat Patties — Frikadellen

German Meat Patties

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)

Preparing German Meat Patties Frikadellen

Preparation of German Meat Patties:

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.

Frikadellen 6

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.