Frikadelles / Frikadeller

A Scandinavian dinner classic found on rema.noFrikadelles / Frikadeller

We associate these delicious, small frikadelles first and foremost with the Danes, but they are popular all over Scandinavia. The name, on the other hand, came via Germany, probably from Italian fritto, and refers to the frikadelles being cooked in a frying pan.

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Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

A dinner recipe from a special issue of “Husmorens Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cook Book) published in 1963
Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

This dish is typical of the dinners here in Norway in the early sixties.
Even the dinnerware and tablecloth are typical for the sixties – Ted

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Pumpes – Meat Balls / Kjøttboller

A historic dinner recipe found on CookItPumpes – Meat Balls / Kjøttboller

The original recipe:

‘Take fayre buttys of vele and hewe hem,and grnd hem,and wyth eyroun(eggs); caste powder pepyr, gyngere, safroun, galingal and herbes also raysonys of coraunce. Sethe in a pan wyth fayre water. Than putte it on a spete round and lete hem rosty. Serve hem forth.’

Pommeaulx (abridged)

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Oven Barbecued Meatballs / Ovnsgrillede Kjøttboller

A dinner recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking Made Easy
Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble Co in 1978
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Crisco is a brand of shortening produced by The J.M. Smucker Company popular in the United States. Introduced in June 1911 by Procter & Gamble, it was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil. Additional products marketed by Smucker under the Crisco brand include a cooking spray, various olive oils, and other cooking oils, including canola, corn, peanut, olive, sunflower, vegetable and blended oils.

If you’re living outside the US you can get hold of Crisco at My American Market if you want to try it in a typical American recipe Ted

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