Recipe for Danish Meat Balls (Frikadeller)
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Danish Pork Meatballs (Frikadeller)

Traditional Nordic recipe for Meatballs also known as Frikadeller. These Danish Meatball are very popular and very often served for dinner or on Danish Rye Bread for lunch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Nordic food, Nordic recipe
Servings: 40 meatballs


  • 1 kg ground pork
  • 1 dl milk
  • 1 dl oats
  • 1 dl all-purpose flour (or breadcrumbs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Pepper according to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl using a spoon or hand mixer.
  • Heat up a frying pan with butter or oil.
  • Use a spoon to form the meatballs. If you dip the spoon in a glass of water before you form a meatball it will be easier and the meat will not stick to the spoon. Fry the meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the amount of heat you give them. It is best to flip over the meatball often - this will give then an even crust.


Serve these meatballs with some boiled potatoes or as topping for some delicious Paleo bread or Danish Rye Bread.