We usually do not make huge batches of of the food we prepare for Christmas, since what we eat on Christmas Eve (that is the day we celebrate Christmas here in Sweden) is plenty enough to make you crave ordinary food again.
However, there are two things we always make a lot of so that we can go and munch on it through the entire Holidays season: ham, and meatballs!
Sure, we do eat meatballs all year round (hey, we’re Swedes!) but it is still not a proper Christmas without them. These meatballs also differ in the seasoning to “standard” meatballs, which make them…special.
These meatballs are seasoned with, to us at least, classic Christmas spices such as cloves and allspice…and if I was not afraid it would take some of the magic out of Christmas I would make them like this all year round because I really do think they are that much better than the usual meatball! (Yeah, yeah, I admit…we do cook this recipe a few more times per year as well, when we crave them that much, but not so often it will spoil the Christmas feeling they bring us when that time of year comes.)
The method of cooking them I describe in this recipe is fantastic for making huge batches ahead! When done you just store them in the freezer and whenever you feel like having some homemade meatballs you just throw some in a hot frying pan to re-heat and get some more color…super simple and ridiculously delicious!
(It goes without saying, but of course this method works for any type of meatballs. And if you have kids running around your house you know just like me that having meatballs available or not can be the difference between a good and a bad day! ;)
OK now, here is the recipe and I hope you will like it. Enjoy!