Ground Veal

Recipe
Königsberger Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 roll
  • 1/4 l water to soak roll
  • 500 g ground veal
  • 50 g fatty speck
  • 4 anchovies (as desired)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg, 1 egg yolk
  • salt, pepper, sugar
  • 0.4 l veal stock
  • 0.2 l white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g flour
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • lemon juice
  • capers (as needed)

Preparation

Soak roll in cold water for 10 minutes. Squeeze, pick to pieces, and mix with ground meat in a bowl. Chop speck, anchovies, and peeled onion. Add to ground meat. Add egg. Mix thoroughly; season with salt and pepper. Bring water, stock and wine with salt, bay leaf, and the halved peeled onion to a boil. From the meat mixture, form small balls about 4 cm in diameter and add to the liquid. Let simmer covered for 20 minutes on low heat. Remove with a skimmer, and keep warm in a preheated bowl. Strain broth and also keep warm. For the sauce, melt butter in a pot. Add flour, and lightly sauté for 3 minutes while constantly stirring. Deglaze with about 1/2 l broth as needed while still stirring.


Add lemon juice, capers as needed, and mustard. Mix egg yolk with a little bit of sauce, and add to the remaining sauce. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Add meatballs and lightly heat up.