Saturday, November 5, 2011
German Meat Balls with Lemon Caper Sauce
1 slice firm type bread (+ just enough water to soak the bread)
3/4 pound ground chuck
1/4 pound ground pork
2 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed (I used one)
2 chopped anchovies
3 tablespoons flour (If you bake them in the 400 degree oven, you don't need this)
salt and pepper
Ingredients for Sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup water ( I ended up using about 2 cups of water because it got really thick fast) use your judgment.
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon capers and 1 tablespoon caper liquid
juice of 1 lemon (I also used the lemon zest)
Moisten bread and squeeze dry. Mix thoroughly with meat, potatoes, anchovies, egg, 3 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper. Shape in balls about the size of a walnut. Dredge in flour. Drop in simmering salted water. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove meat balls from water.
For sauce, melt butter, add flour; add water and bouillon cube. Cook, stirring until thickened. Add capers, lemon juice and zest, and pepper to taste. Add meat balls simmer for a few minutes. Serve over egg noodles or with parsley, boiled potatoes. I should have chopped a little parsley to go over the dish, it would have made the presentation much better. I used bowtie pasta, because that is what I had.