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Microwave frikkadels

Makes 12
30 minutes
15–20 minutes

“My mom’s unfounded fear of not having enough food always results in a last-minute batch of mini frikkadels on Christmas Day. We never need them but they make the best Boxing Day sarmies. With her 8-hour lamb, a glazed gammon and my dad’s chicken pie all fighting for oven time, these easy microwave meatballs are done in no time.” – Tharien Nel

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Boschendal Nicolas de Lanoy Red Blend

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  • 500 g beef mince
  • 3 slices brown bread, soaked in milk
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 40 g packet Woolworths brown onion thickener

1. Mix all the ingredients and shape into mini meatballs.

2. Pack around the edge of a round casserole dish. Microwave for 10–12 minutes on medium power. Alternatively, bake at 180°C for 20 minutes. Turn halfway through the cooking time.

3. Serve with home-made mustard sauce.

Photography: Jan Ras
Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen van Rooyen

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