Sunday, December 6, 2009

BitterBallen, cute little creamy meatballs .....

It's been"funny" weather in Jakarta for the last 2 weeks . It's sun shiny morning, burning afternoon & suddenly heavy rain - almost stormy - evening.

I think is a good time to spend weekend at home watching TV & snacking I guess .... some fried snack, serve it on cold rainy evening .... hmmmm perfect !!!

Checking on my refrigerator & my recipe book I thing Bitterballen is a good choice .....

According to Wikipedia "Bitterballen (plural of 'bitterbal') are a savory dutch meat-based snack, typically containing a mixture of beef (minced or chopped), beef broth, flour and butter for thickening, parsley, salt and pepper. This is also called ragout .... They are typically served with a ramekin or small bowl of mustard for dipping."

Of course in Indonesia we use chili sauce instead of mustard .... We Indonesian use chili sauce in almost about everything ... ;p

This recipe I got from Nova tabloid with few modification by my self .....

200 gram minced beef, stir fried without oil until cooked & dried.
100 gram margarine (I use butter for creamier taste)
150 gram cake flour
450 cc milk (I use 300 cc milk & 150 cc beef stock)
1 anion, finely chop
1 teaspoon salt (as you like)
1/2 tea spoon pepper (as you like)
1 tea spoon freshly grated nutmeg (as you like)
1/2 teaspoon sugar (as you like)
2 egg beaten, Bread crumb & oil for deep frying
Heat just butter in a frying pan and sauté the onions until browned, add the flour, keep on sauté until all flour absorb the butter, add milk & beef stock, add salt, nutmeg & pepper , continue stirring to make very thick sauce. Add minced beef stir til combine. Set it till cool, make small balls with to spoon then role in egg alternating with bread crumb twice. Deep fried till golden brown.

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