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Meatballs "Köttbullar"

* 1 dl (1⁄2 cup) fine dry bread crumbs
* 1 dl (1⁄2 cup) light cream
* 1 dl (1⁄2 cup) water
* 200 g (7 oz.) ground beef
* 200 g (7 oz.) ground lean pork
* 11⁄2 tsp. salt
* 1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice
* 2 tbl grated yellow onion
* (and/or 2 crushed garlic cloves)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 3 tbl margarine or butter

Mix the bread crumbs, cream and water; set aside for 5 minutes. Work together the beef, pork, salt, allspice and onion. Gradually add the bread crumbs, then the egg. Blend well and fry a sample to test the seasoning. Shape into balls. Make large meatballs to be served for dinner or small meatballs for the smörgåsbord. Heat part of the margarine or butter in a skillet. Add 10 to 15 meatballs. Fry over moderate heat until the meatballs are beautifully brown and cooked through. Transfer to a serving dish and keep hot while frying the remaining meatballs. Serve with boiled potatoes, lingonberry preserve and a tossed salad.