Norwegian Meat Cake (large meat balls)


I was asked lately if I could include a recipe for the Norwegian Meat Cakes I mentioned previous. I usually don’t use recipes as anything more than a general guideline, so all the ingredients are there, but the amounts are not absoulte. So here goes:

800 g ground beef
2 eggs
3 table spoons Potato flour
Ground ginger.

Mix the ingredients together and use a spoon and your hands to shape out some large meat balls. put them in a frying pan and dry them on both sides before putting them in the gravy and letting them simmer for a while.

This is tradtionally served with potatos, gravy, mushy peas, and lingonberry jam. 

Personally I prefer to serve it with sweet potato mash, carrots and mushroom.    


22 thoughts on “Norwegian Meat Cake (large meat balls)

  1. koolaidmoms says:

    Sounds interesting. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  2. Looks delicious. What is lingonberry? What about putting those meat balls in a a pasta?

  3. The ginger and nutmeg are an interesting addition. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. I like the ginger and nutmeg addition too as well as potato flour. Have never heard of or used potato flour. Great idea and I’m with you on the sweet potato substitution. Those sound like great meatballs!

  5. mommermom says:

    Interesting. It sounds like a fried meatloaf as these are kind of the ingredients I would include in a meatloaf. Is there a special significance to the jam?

  6. Look lovely! Might have to try them! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. dweezer19 says:

    This was always a staple at our house growing up! Meatballs and gravy is what we called it. Served over rice. Yummy and one among my list of “comfort foods”. Oh, and in true Southern fashion, we always had hot biscuits to go with it. My Mae Mae could whip yp a batch of biscuits before tou could blink-no recipe.

  8. I might give this a try. I would probably substitute chicken or turkey for the beef. I have found that I really like the ligonberry.

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