Journey to Denmark

My Danish friends Heidi and Iben left me with a recipe for frikadeller when they returned to Denmark. I have Danish blood flowing through my veins, so I was happy to get their authentic recipe. I know my mom like frikadeller, her grandmother used to make them for her. My husband Alex was an exchange student to Odense, Denmark in 1999; and he enjoyed eating them. I did change the recipe slightly, providing a little more flavor the the meatball, the result was delicious. This is a quick, easy meal to make.

FRIKADELLER

1 lb ground pork
1/4 tsp onion powder (you could use minced onion)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried Rosemary
2 T flour
1 T milk

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Drop tablespoons of meat into the hot pan. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side (you will want a nice brown crunch).

We enjoyed our frikadeller with cheesy potatoes and green beans.

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Yeah for Diversity!

It has been awhile since I’ve posted any recipes. This does not mean I have not been cooking. In fact, it is the opposite. I have been very busy in the kitchen. Every night this week we have eaten a meal that is influenced by a different part of the world. Isn’t it wonderful that the United States is such a melting pot(or mosaic)? We are exposed to many different types of cuisine, even here in Iowa! Check in for my recipes for these meals from Mexico, Denmark and Hungary. I encourage you to step out of your hum-drum meal plans and try something completely new. You may find something that you never knew you liked.