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German Frikadellen (Hamburg Steak, Meat Patties) Recipe

Frikadellen / Meat Patty
It is believed that German immigrants brought Frikadellen (a more popular name for Hamburg Steak) to the U.S. where locals put it inside a bun and called it 'Hamburger'

Servings: 4


basic mixed ground meat recipe

40 g butter or canola oil (or combination of both)

Equipment: a well-seasoned 10-12 inch cast-iron or stainless steel skillet


Prepare meat mixture like basic Fleischteig recipe (basic mixed ground meat recipe). Form hamburger size balls with wet hands, press flat, preheat oil on high, reduce to medium-low heat add butter for better flavor (optional), fry on medium-low heat until dark brown on both sides for about 10-15 minutes.

Serve with mashed/boiled potatoes, steamed vegetables or a garden salad.

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