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Juniper Meatballs

  Wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon
  Warm milk 3 Tablespoon
  Pigs liver/Calves 1 Pound
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Brandy 2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Juniper berries 6
  Plain flour 3 Tablespoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon

1) In a bowl of warm milk, soak the breadcrumbs.
2) Clean, wipe and trim the liver. Cut them into thin slices along the grain.
3) In a frying pan, melt 1 ounce of butter. Fry the liver slices along with a bay leaf for 2 minutes per side. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
4) In a ladle, add brandy and heat. Set a match to the brandy and immediately pour over the liver. After the flame dies out by itself, remove the liver from the pan. Let them cool down.
5) Mince the liver finely and transfer into a large bowl.
6) Remove the excess milk from the breadcrumbs and transfer the latter into the mince along with an egg.
7) Crush 3 junipers fine and add to the mince along with pepper.
8) Mix well and shape the mixture into balls of 1-inch dimensions.
9) Transfer the meatballs into a bowl of flour and coat well.
10) In a large frying pan, melt the remaining butter and oil. Fry the meatballs along with the remaining crushed berries. Turn them around in the pan till they have browned all over.

11) On a warm serving plate, arrange the meatballs. Serve boiled brown rice and side salad on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 404 Calories from Fat 222

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g51.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 425.8 mg141.9%

Sodium 230.5 mg9.6%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber 0.57 g2.3%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 27 g54.9%

Vitamin A 499.9% Vitamin C 48.1%

Calcium 3.7% Iron 149.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Juniper Meatballs Recipe