Ingredients

How to make it

  • Sauté the minced onions in butter until the onions are soft. Mash the anchovy fillets into a coarse paste. Mix cooked onions, anchovy paste and ground beef. Add salt and pepper, soft bread crumbs and toss to mix well. Stir in milk and egg and form into 1-1/2-inch meatballs.
  • Poach meatballs in boiling poaching liquid for about 20 minutes. Remove meatballs from liquid and keep covered and warm until needed.
  • Strain the poaching liquid and reduce on high heat by half, reserve 2 cups for sauce.
  • Melt butter in skillet and add flour. Mix well. Gradually add the reserved 2 cups of poaching liquid to form a sauce. As sauce thickens, add the lemon juice and capers and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix egg yolk and cream. Add some of the hot sauce to this and mix well; then add egg-cream to sauce. Cook for five minutes but do not let the egg curdle.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs nested in cooked wide egg noodles. Serve with German rye or Pumpernickle bread and butter.

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  • daboyslady 6 years ago
    Wunderbar! Ausgezeichnet!
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    " It was excellent "
    waterlily ate it and said...
    This is exactly the way I learned to cook meatballs from my German-heritage momma! Beautiful!
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  • mrgresch 6 years ago
    I have a recipe for this too but it's a little different. In mine you have some allspice berries and cloves to the poaching liquid and the meat mixture is beef, pork, veal without the anchovies. I'm going to give yours a try with anchovy looks tatsy!
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    Ausgezeichnet! Can't wait to try it. Very unique and interesting with anchovies and capers and all. TYVM for the post.
    Betty
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Wondrful!
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Ah klopse -- ya, das ist gut -- appetitlichstem!
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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    This sounds really good. It would be a nice change of pace from the norm around here. Great recipe, thanks!
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