Danish Frikadeller Meatballs

Danish Frikadeller Meatballs are made with veal and pork and seasoned with spices typical of the Netherlands.

Danish Frikadeller Meatballs

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Danish Frikadeller Meatballs is my recipe of the day. I had been wanting to make these a few months ago, but time got away from me. So I am taking the opportunity today since it is of interest in a cooking group where we are making Danish recipes.

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What are Frikadeller made of?

People in Denmark traditionally make Frikadeller with pork and veal. They mix the meatballs with onions and garlic, eggs, oatmeal, breadcrumbs, and seasonings such as coriander, ginger, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

How are Frikadeller Cooked?

Shape the meatballs into boulettes and fry them in oil for 10-15 minutes or until done.

What should be served with Frikadeller?

Frikadeller is traditionally served at holidays but also throughout the year. You can serve these meatballs plain with a dipping sauce such as Danish mustard. Alternatively, you can place them in a brown gravy (Brun Sovs) like Swedish meatballs. Another option is to add them to soups along with dumplings for a comforting meal.

Danish Frikadeller Meatballs


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Danish Frikadeller Meatballs

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Danish Frikadeller Meatballs

Sue Lau
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5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine Danish
Servings 36 meatballs
Calories 66 kcal


  • 1 large skillet


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Combine ingredients thoroughly (except cooking oil).
  • Measure 2 tablespoons per and shape into meatballs.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and cook meatballs 10-15 minutes until done.
  • Serve with Danish mustard, Danish brown gravy, or in soup.


Makes 3 dozen meatballs
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Calories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
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2 responses

  1. We loved these. The spices are perfectly balanced, thus five stars. Thanks for sharing!
    This was made for The Amazing Race on Recipezazz, Denmark, Detour.

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