Grandma's Best Recipes: Meatballs in a Cast Iron Pan

By AgeIn Team

2 min. read

Grandma's Best Recipes: Meatballs in a Cast Iron Pan

Meatballs have been a part of Finnish dining for generations. They bring warmth and comfort to our everyday, whether it's a special occasion or just a regular Tuesday evening. Today, we dive into grandma's kitchens and reveal how traditional meatballs are prepared in a cast iron pan - just like in the old days.

500 g ground meat (preferably a mixture of beef and pork)
1 finely chopped onion
1 dl breadcrumbs or oat flakes
1 dl milk
1 egg
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp marjoram or other spices according to taste
Butter or oil for frying



Mix breadcrumbs or oat flakes with milk and let them swell for about 10 minutes.
Peel and finely chop the onion.

Mixing the Dough:

In a bowl, combine the swollen breadcrumbs, chopped onion, ground meat, and egg.
Season the mixture with salt, black pepper, and, if desired, marjoram or other spices.
Knead the dough by hand until it is smooth and well mixed.

Rolling the Meatballs:

Moisten your hands with water to make rolling the meatballs easier.
Take small portions of the dough and roll them into balls. You can decide the size of the meatballs according to your preference.

Frying in a Cast Iron Pan:

Heat the cast iron pan over medium heat and add a knob of butter or a splash of oil.
Once the pan is hot, place the meatballs in it. Fry them for about 10 minutes, until they are beautifully browned and cooked through. Turn the meatballs evenly during frying.

Serving Suggestions:
Meatballs are a versatile dish suitable for both everyday meals and celebrations. Serve them traditionally with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam or boldly experiment with new combinations like creamy peppercorn sauce or a refreshing salad. Meatballs also make an excellent filling for pasta or the classic macaroni casserole.

In Conclusion:
Meatballs in a cast iron pan are all about tradition, a taste that reminds you of home. When you prepare them next time, remember your grandma's teachings and add a pinch of love to the dish. Gather your family and enjoy this delicious meal together, one that has been passed down from generation to generation. It's time to revive old traditions and create new memories!

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