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Konigsberg Meat Balls

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Ingredients
  Bread slices 4
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Meat loaf mixture 2 Pound (Ground Beef, Pork And Veal)
  Canned anchovy fillets 2 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Can)
  Eggs 3
  Onion 1 Small, grated
  Grated lemon rind 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Instant beef broth/1 teaspoon granulated beef bouillon 2 Ounce (2 Envelopes)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Sifted all purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, well drained
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a shallow dish, keep bread slices in single layer and pour over milk.
2) Keep aside for about 10 minutes until bread slices absorb milk and then crumble the slices into small pieces with a fork.
3) Take a large bowl and mix together meat-loaf mixture, half the anchovies, eggs, onion, lemon rind, seasonings and bread in it.
4) Figure the mixture into 32 balls.
5) In a large skillet, bring beef broth and water to a boil.
6) Using a slotted spoon, lower meat balls into boiling broth and then uncover and simmer for 15 minutes until meat is no longer pink in center.
7) Transfer the balls to a deep platter, reserving the cooking liquid.

FINALIZING
8) For the sauce, take a medium-size saucepan and melt butter or margarine in it.
9) Mix in flour and sugar and cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
10) Slowly pour in wine and 2 cups of the cooking liquid and then cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes thick and bubbly.
11) Add in capers, lemon juice, and remaining half of anchovies, stirring until anchovies are mixed with the sauce.
12) Pour the sauce over meat balls.

SERVING
13) Serve the balls hot with sauerkraut and mashed or boiled potatoes, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Meatloaf
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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