07 November 2016

bavarian meatballs, etc.

so the other day while perusing german recipes i came across this dish which comprised a few of my favorite foods and thought i'd give it a try since it was easy peasy and required frozen meatballs which i happened to have in the freezer for those quick fix meals in a pinch. next time i'd prefer using homemade meatballs ...

 i made a quick batch of noodles from scratch as a go-along. while the recipe was delicious, next time i'd add more meatballs or less sauerkraut to make a better ratio. just my 'pinion. oh.. i added a few shakes of smoked paprika to the dish. as info.

the recipe is super simple - using a crock pot for 4 hours and serving over your starch of choice be it homemade noodles or mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower or even stuffed in a hoagie roll. or all by itself if you're not into any of those options.

here's the recipe :: click the link


homemade noodles are super simple.
1 cup flour & 2 eggs & 1/4 tsp salt

put the flour & salt in a bowl. stir well and make a well. add 2 lightly beaten eggs and mix until a dough forms. knead 5-6 times on a floured surface. roll out to about 20x24. years ago the hubs constructed a humongous cutting/prep surface (3 ft square). i'm spoiled. if your surface is smaller then divide the dough and roll each out to 10x12. cut into strips about 1/4 inch wide. sprinkle with flour. let dry for about 2 hours... into a stock pot of water (rolling boil) add the noodles (2 batches) and cook for about 7-9 minutes. remove pasta into a colander over a bowl. boil next batch and do the same. empty the remaining water from the bowl under the colander then put the noodles in the bowl, adding a couple or three tablespoons of butter, a few turns of fresh pepper, and toss. 
serve immediately under the meatballs. 

let me know if you try it.. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, these meatballs look amazing - and served over noodles makes it even more Yummy. My brother-in-law used to make the best meatballs and sauce at Christmas time. I miss those.



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