Meatballs reminds me of 2 things, my cousin Riya and Ikea and and that too in the same order. Riya is a huge fan of meatballs and all I have to do is post a picture on instagram to catch her attention. My cousin is a meatballer™. Yes I just trademarked that word as It belongs to me now. Some of you might have made numerous trips to Ikea just to lay your hands on some meatballs and the budget-friendly furniture there. Well come to think of it, meatballs somehow reminds me of Christmas too. I am not a Turkey person as I find it too meaty and huge, if you know what I meant. So I would rather devour a bowl of these.
Ah I am missing December already! I love Christmas and kindly spare me the preaching that Muslims are not supposed to celebrate Christmas. Excuse me for yelling, BUT MY MOTHER TOLD ME THAT IT’S THE INTENTIONS THAT MATTER. I am just not that kinda person who would create a big hoo haa over the candles on a birthday cake. I would rather prefer that you do not show off your superiority
or show your cleavage too much. If you get what I meant.
I enjoy Christmas for the food and the presents that we get to enjoy PLUS, the time spent with my favorite four cousins. <3 We would normally cook a lot of food and just stuff ourselves like crazy. The presents are all piled up and everyone would take turns to open them and they have to guess as to whose present is it! It is always one of the best parts to look forward to after enjoying the food. The joy of getting a book that you have been eyeing for 10 months now or the disappointment of hoping that that particular present is yours but it ended up being someone else’s. *Shoutout to Riya* I am still eyeing that whoopie pie tin by the way!
Anyways, It has been raining substantially over here, in fact just as I am typing this, it is pouring down outside. Despite the occasional rains, the weather is still really hot. If only electricity bills weren’t crazy in Singapore, I would have air conditioned the whole house and left it running 24/7. For now, a cheaper alternative would be to get a huge fridge for myself so that I can pop myself in that fridge for a minute or two whenever it gets too hot. Maybe I should go on a holiday instead. I have not been on a holiday for a long time now. Maldives would be nice. Vacation means me strolling by the beach. The wind whipping my hair and swirling my skirt as I sip my mock-tail, with a little umbrella and cherry sitting on the rim of the glass. Is that me being hopelessly romantic or just me being a retard? I think the former and no, you are not going to say anything. These are supposed to be MY holidays and on your holidays, you have the say. You can even choose to jump from 760 feet above ground with an elastic cord that is saving your life. I’m cool with you doing that and I would stick to strolling by the beach at Maldives instead.
So back to the meatballs, I think meatballs and gravy are comfort food and there’s a lot to love about this meal. The hint of black pepper gives them a savory taste that makes them authentic. Meatballs keeps well in the freezer. You can always make a huge batch of meatballs and store the the uncooked meatballs in the freezer. You know where to go too when the cravings starts to kick in. Forget Ikea, just hit your refrigerator.
- 50 g butter
- 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
- 1.5 cup beef broth
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 garlic - minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Minced fresh parsley
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg yolk
- A fat pinch of ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Salt to taste
- Olive oil
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent in about 2-3 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add in the translucent onions, ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, allspice, black pepper and salt. Mix well.
- Using your hands, roll the mixture into 1 inch balls.
- In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the frying pan and fry the meatballs, in batches.
- Cook till the meatballs are brown for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Melt butter in a skillet. Saute garlic for 30 seconds.
- Add in flour and using a wooden spoon or whisk, mix it for about 1 minute.
- Gradually add in beef broth and keep whisking till sauce is slightly thickened.
- Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Mix in meatballs and and let it heat through for 2 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley and serve with potatoes if desired.