Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Norwegian Meat Cakes and Brown Sauce and Cabbage and More Cabbage
We've been home from the sea for about three weeks now so we have been busy in the kitchen. We both like to cook so we take turns making all that wonderful comfort food that we love to make at home. Above is my red cabbage. I published my recipe for it earlier - click here.
(My) Norwegian Meat Cakes
2 pounds of lean ground beef
1 t nutmeg
3 T potato starch (or 3 T of bread crumbs if potato starch not available)
1 medium onion diced
1 T minced garlic (optional)
1 1/2 t black pepper (or to taste)
2 t salt (or to taste)
Combine ingredients in large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Form into golf ball size balls slightly flattened and place in skillet over medium heat.
Fry on both sides until cooked through and browned lightly on the outside.
Serve warm with potatoes (boiled if serving in Norway or mashed if you prefer), brown sauce, green peas, red cabbage, and cranberry sauce.
Using drippings in skillet used for meat cakes, add water and flour and stir continuously to make gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cabbage and Lamb Recipe:
Lamb (one lamb leg cut to stew size pieces)
1/4 Cup Pepper Corns (use cheesecloth bag and remove before serving if you don't want surprises when you eat)
salt to taste (in our house we only add salt at the table)
Place ingredients in crock pot in layers of cabbage, lamb, cabbage, lamb, etc. Place the cheesecloth bag of peppercorns on a middle layer. Barely cover with water, set crock pot temperature on high in the morning and go enjoy your day. Serve at dinner time, save any left overs for tomorrow. :)
Ah, comfort food!