IKEA reveals its infamous Swedish meatball recipe

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IKEA reveals its infamous Swedish meatball recipe

If there’s one thing we miss while in quarantine, it’s the unnecessary visits to IKEA where we cruise through the outlet for hours to purchase one picture frame, a box of candles and a shelving unit we didn’t need, just so we have valid reason to dine at its restaurant.

Now, you can try your hand at preparing IKEA’s iconic Swedish meatballs at home, with a comforting scoop of mashed potatoes, topped with a deliciously rich cream sauce thanks to the recipe shared on the IKEA website.

Can we just say that we predict this dish will be the next Instagram craze? It could possibly even break the Dalgona coffee and banana bread obsession – You’ve heard it here first!

Tempted to test it out?

This is what you'll need:
250g minced beef
250g minced lamb
1 egg
2–3 dl cream (or milk) and water
2½ tbsp fine chopped onion
½ dl unsweetened rusk flour
2 boiled potatoes, cold
4–5 tbsp butter, margarine or oil
White pepper

This is how you do it:
1. Heat the onion until golden in a couple of tablespoons of lightly browned butter
2. Mash the potatoes and moisten the rusk flour in a little water
3. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth farce and flavour generously with salt, white pepper and (optional) fine crushed allspice.
4. Shape the farce into round balls and transfer to a floured chopping board, then fry them quite slowly in plenty of butter.

For the cream sauce, this is what you'll need:
1 dl double cream (serves four)
2 dl water or beef stock
white pepper
1 tbsp white flour

This is how you do it:
1. Swirl out the pan with a couple of decilitres of boiling water or meat stock.
2. Strain the pan juices and dilute with cream.
3. Thicken with white flour if preferred.
4. Season well, and serve this and the meatballs with freshly boiled potatoes, lingonberry jam, a green salad and salted or pickled gherkins

Until then, it’s time to wash our hands and prep our ingredients. BRB.

Photos: Instagram @seya.0520