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Food Diary : Fusion Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

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I haven’t been cooking for quite awhile since I was sick these past few weeks. Now that I’m recovering well, and it was a Sunday, a free weekend for me, I figured I should whoop up something.

I asked my brother what he wants, and he wanted Swedish Meatballs. Of course the easiest way is to just drive to Ikea and get ’em, but it’s a Sunday. It’s gonna be filled with so many humans! I’d like to avoid the crowd sometimes. So, I cooked.

The Ikea version of Swedish Meatballs has meatballs (duh), boiled potatoes or potato fries, Swedish cream gravy and lingonberry jam. Well, my version is a bit different. I changed and tweaked here and there. The meatballs have some Italian essence to it, because I like mine Italian-ish. My brother requested the potatoes to be mashed instead, so his wish came true and mine has no berry jam added to it. I have never made the Swedish cream gravy before and when I tried according to its recipe, I realised i had to changed it a bit and it taste awesome.

You should try it one day! (:

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FUSION SWEDISH MEATBALLS AND MASHED POTATOES

INGREDIENTS

Meatballs:
3 tbsp             fine white breadcrumbs (add a little milk, to soak)
400g                Minced beef
2 cloves           Garlic, chopped
½ bunch          Flat leaf parsley
2-3 tbsp          Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp                Italian Herbs
1 tsp                Oregano
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mashed Potatoes:
4 pieces          Russet Potatoes, peeled and cut to small pieces
1 tbsp              Butter
½ cup              Milk
1 tbsp              Parsley, chopped
½ tsp               Italian Herb
½ tsp               Oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Swedish Cream Sauce:
½ cup              Beef stock
1 cup               Cream
1 tsp                Chinese soy
1 tsp                White pepper
1 tsp                Flour

METHODS

Meatballs Steps

Meatballs:

  1. Heat the oven at 180°C/350°F.
  2. Mix well all ingredients, using you hands, thoroughly.
  3. Shape the mixture into balls, the size of walnut, or up to your own preference. It makes about 18 – 20 meatballs.
  4. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the meatballs till golden brown on all surfaces.
  5. Put the meatballs in a baking tin and bake it for about 15 minutes.

Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Boil the potatoes till soft.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan. Put in the boiled potatoes and mash it well.
  3. Mix in milk, chopped parsley, herbs and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Swedish Cream Sauce:

  1. Warm up your saucepan and put in the beef stock till it simmered.
  2. Add in the cream and thicken with the flour, if preferred.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve the meatballs with the sauce and the mashed potatoes at the side. Enjoy it with salad of your choice, if preferred.

xxx

NZ

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Food : Super Lazy Sunday Sandwich

It’s a Sunday. I would either be very enthusiastic about cooking something complex or I would just make something super simple. Or the Malaysian would say ‘sempoi’.

Today, I chose to be extra lazy. Hence, this scrumptious sandwich was made.

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Sautéed Bacon, Swiss Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Sharp Cheddar Cheese with Fresh Watercress Sprouts on Country Herb Bread.

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The yummy gooey melted cheese, soft caramalized onions and the crispness from the sprouts just hit it off!

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The F Words

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When we say the F words, what are the first few words that come up of your mind? The word F*ck defintely was the very first one for me. Haha.

Truth is my favourite alphabet is F. Hence, The F Words was chosen for me to talk and share about my take on Fashion, Food, Feast, Festivals, Fun times, Faves, Family, Friends and I could go on and on Forever with F.

The F word for today is First. For First write up. First article. First for all the Fs I shall talk and share with you.

It’s been years, a decade or more perhaps, that my family, friends, acquaintances and clients have been trying to persuade me to start to blog and share.

So, here goes The F Words for you by me. My way. Let’s spread some F*cking love here!

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