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There are many recipes that Norwegians consider as a national dish. Norwegian meatballs might be the one many of the elderly would say was their favorite. We say you have to go home to mom’s meatballs to feel at home in Norway. Every recipe is a little different, but consist of mostly the same ingredients. It’s important for a Norwegian household to have their special recipe. I’ve looked through my family recipes and modernized the tastes for this recipe, including a little more spiciness with cayenne pepper, and I use heavy cream instead of milk.


European Measurements

  • 400g ground beef
  • 3 tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 dl. heavy cream
  • 100g butter for frying

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  1. Add ground beef to a mixer
  2. Add corn flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  3. Mix quickly and add heavy cream.
  4. Continue mixing for a minute.
  5. Melt butter in a frying pan.
  6. Scoop meatballs with a tablespoon and fry them at med-high
  7. Brown meatballs on all sides until they are cooked through.
  8. When you are done frying, set the meatballs to the side on a plate or just in the pan.
  9. Make the meatball sauce.
  10. Add the meatballs in with the sauce, and keep at low temperature.
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