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Swedish Meatballs

I dont know if I could call the way I served meatballs tonight a Swedish classic but I'm sure that it's one of the most common ways to serve meatballs out there in the little red cabins of Sweden (so maybe it is a classic after all)...?  Anyway, making meatballls is just about as easy as buying them ready.  Really!  There are many side dishes to the classic meatball, tonight I did a version I like to call "Dagis" which means daycare in Sweden.  This is stewed maccaroni and peas and carrots.  Can't really go wrong with the kids, if you have kids.  You can also serve them with mashed potatos, gravy, ligonberries and pickled cuccumbers if you want to go for the classic "Swedish Meatballs" dish.

500g ground beef
1  onion finely diced 
1 egg
2 dl heavy cream 
2 tablespoon breadcrums
1 dl milk
salt & pepper
Blend trhe breadcrumbs with the milk then add everything else  and mix it all together.  Wet your hands and make meatballs by searing them in a pan with butter until they are ready, appx 10 minutes. 

Stewed Maccaroni
1 liter of milk 
6dl macaronies 
pinch of nutmeg (muskotnöt) 
salt & pepper

Bring the milk to a boil put in the salt and pepper and the maccaroni, let it simmer for appx 15 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn't stick grind in some nutmeg.  I served this with ketchup that I made some carrots and peas.

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