Meatballs are a Classic Home Cooking
When people think of Finland, they think of cinnamon rolls and meatballs. Meatballs are a typical home cooking.
In Japan, most hamburgers are made to enjoy the juiciness of the meat. In Finland, the meatballs are often soft with more binder. At first, I wondered why the meatballs were so soft, but once I got used to it, I found it to be delicious.
Finnish Traditional Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce
- minced meat (beef and pork) 400 g
- onion 150 g
- butter 10 g
- breadcrumbs 40 g
- milk 150 g
- egg 1
- allspice 1 tsp
- salt 1 pinch
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Crush the breadcrumbs into small pieces.
- Combine all the ingredients for the binder in a bowl and mix well.
- Finely chop the onion.
- Put the butter in a frying pan over high-medium heat.
- When the butter is melted, add the onions and saute until they turn brown. Let stand until browned, then add a small amount of water and stir repeatedly to speed up the cooking process.
- Remove the onions from the heat and cool down.
- Mix ground meat, binder and onions well.
- Roll up the dough by hand. Use about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons per ball (*1).
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or in a frying pan until well cooked.