Ikea has pleased its fans by sharing with them the recipe for the unique Swedish meatballs.
A month ago, the furniture shop Ikea shut all the stores over the UK and Ireland to clients as a careful step against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While the move has been invited by fans, it has left numerous unfit to get their fix of the people’s most loved Swedish meatballs, which it’s not considered a complete trip to IKEA without.
However, fans need not sad for the loss of their darling meatballs because Ikea has chosen to share its flavorful mystery recipe, allowing everybody to make them at home. The six-ingredient recipe has been published on a recipe card designed simply like the guidelines clients get when endeavoring to assemble a bit of the organization’s level pack furniture.
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Ikea also shared the recipe of its excellent Swedish gravy sauce, which shows that the meatballs take just eight ingredients to make, with another eight for the gravy.
“We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we’ve released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen,” said Lorena Lourido, Ikea’s country food manager.
“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable. Bon appétit or, small måltid, as we say in Sweden!”
Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs: Serves 4
For the meatballs:
- 500g minced beef
- 250g minced pork
- 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 100g breadcrumbs
- Generous salt and pepper
- 5 tablespoons of milk (whole milk)
For the gravy
- 40g butter
- Dash of oil
- 40g plain flour
- 150mL beef stock
- 150mL vegetable stock
- 150mL thick double cream
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Mix beef and pork mince and blend with your hands to smash any chunks. Then, add the onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, and mix all together. Add the milk and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Form the mixture into balls. Make sure they’re small and round just like you see it there. Put on a plate and cover them, then, put in the fridge for a couple of hours to keep their shape while cooking them.
- Heat oil on frying pan When hot, add the meatballs and let cook until brown on all sides.
- When they turn brown place them to an ovenproof dish and cover. Put in a hot oven (180C°/356°F normal or 160C°/320°F w/fan) and let it cook for another 30 minutes.
Iconic Swedish gravy:
- In a pan, melt 40g butter. add 40g of plain flour and whisk for 2 mins. Add 150ml of vegetable broth and 150mL of beef broth and keep stirring. Add 150ml of cooking cream, 2 tsp of soy sauce, and 1 tsp of Dijon mustard. Let the sauce simmer and keep it until it’s thickened.
- Serve it with some creamy mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables
Not only Ikea made its recipes public, but many other restaurants also did the same to encourage people to stay at home regarding the coronavirus pandemic danger.
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