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Danish Meatballs

Frikadeller is the Danish national dish and it is very easy to prepare. Frikadeller are flat, pan-fried meatballs made of beef and pork. A typical Danish Frikadeller dinner includes Danish red cabbage, Danish cucumber salad, sugar brown potatoes and brown gravy.


Mix the beef and pork together in a bowl. Stir in milk, onion, and eggs. Add oatmeal or bread crumbs into the meat mixture. Sprinkle in flour, and knead well to mix. Season the taste with salt and pepper, and mix well. Some people enjoy the taste of allspice, but it is optional to add it. A tip is the frikadelle mixture which gets better the more you mix the ingredients together. Moreover, the mixture should be very moist, but not dripping. If it is too moist, add more flour and use less milk. Let the frikadelle mixture rest for a 1/2 hour to an hour in the refrigerator and then fry it in a pan.


Source: VisitDenmark


  • 1/2 pound of minced beef
  • 1/2 pound of minced pork
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal (breadcrumbs is another option)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup of milk

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