So this week we’re doing a fun recipe that my great-grandmother used to make. Yes, it’s that classic food with the silly name; frickadillies! They are similar to, but different from, a popular European dish, and are really just wonderful when made right.
You will need:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 slices of bread – cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 can cream mushroom soup
1/2 can water
1/2 cup flour
2 mixing bowls
1 9 x 13 baking pan
Ultimately what we’re making here is, essentially, beef patties in mushroom sauce. Oh, but it’s so much more than that, with a fascinating texture, and a great taste!
Start by mixing together your beef, eggs, bread cubes, and milk. Really mix ’em well together in a large bowl.
Ok, ok, so this doesn’t look terribly appetizing at this stage, but don’t worry; it gets better.
So now you form your patties. Make small balls and then flatten them and coat them on both sides with flour. Then put them into a skillet on medium heat, and make sure to add just a bit of oil into the bottom of the skillet. Be aware that due to the milk and bread, these will be more fragile than regular beef patties!
Wonderful. Now while that’s cooking, you mix your cream of mushroom soup, water, and salt together. Then stir it up nicely. You’re basically making a sauce that you’re going to later put onto the patties. *spoilers*
Once your patties are cooked through, put them into your baking pan.
Good, good. Probably smelling quite nice by now, yes? Alright, so get them into the pan, then, once you have all of them in there, pour the sauce over the top. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes and bang! Frickadillies.
Thee are a great main dish, and very popular with people I make them for. I recommend serving them alongside some skillet-fried potatoes (recipe coming soon), and put some green beans on the plate, too, for color. The recipe also scales up very well, so if you’re looking to feed a large crowd, you can!
There you go! Gonna try it? Let me know how it turns out!