uNcinci’s frikkadels

uNcinci’s frikkadels

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  • Makes about 35 frikkadels
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Rupert & Rothschild Classique


  • 1 kg lean beef mince
  • 1 thick slice bread soaked in 4 T milk
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, washed and grated
  • 1 carrot, washed and grated
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 T Woolworths steak rub
  • 10 g Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Instructions

1. Smash all the ingredients except the oil together in a bowl and roll into oblong or round shapes, whichever you prefer.

2. Heat a pan and add the vegetable oil. Fry the meatballs in batches until brown and crispy. Serve immediately.

Cook's note: This recipe was passed down by word of mouth and I hope that if uNcinci sees this, she will be proud of how well I remembered it. My aunts coat the frikkadels in a bit of flour to prevent sticking but it’s not essential. It makes tremendously good burger patties.

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Photograph: Toby Murphy

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