Dutch Meatballs (Photo by DutchAstrid/flickr)

Makes about 40.


1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
500 g (1 lb) minced steak
1/2 cup soft white breadcrumbs
1 1 /2 teapsoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or lemon juice
1 egg, beaten
dry breadcrumbs for coating
oil or ghee for deep frying


Heat butter in a small frying pan and gently fry onion until soft. Combine with minced steak, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, chopped dill, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, and Worcestershire sauce.  Mix thoroughly and shape into small balls about 2.5 cm (1 inch in diameter). Dip into beaten egg and coat with dru breadcrumbs. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain om absorbent paper before serving.