1. Soak bread in water for a few minutes, then squeeze out as much water as you can.
  2. Chop shallot or onion and parsley finely.
  3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly with your hands in a large bowl.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Form 6-8 evenly sized balls, then press them down slightly to flatten a little.
  6. Smooth into even looking patties.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick fry pan to medium high.
  8. Fry the patties for 4-minutes until browned and crisp.
  9. Turn and fry for another 4-5 Minutes until cooked through and crisp.
  10. Place on a paper towel to absorb access oil and serve.


I like these hot or cold on a fresh bun with any burger style toppings, but they eat beautifully as a meat, accompanied by potatoes and a vegetable.

Boiled potatoes with crisp onion topping and carrots and peas together with Frikadellen used to be a highlight in my grandma’s kitchen 🙂

Left over Frikadellen were devoured the day after as my school lunch on a sandwich. YUMMMM!




600g ground beef
1 egg
1 large shallot or 60g onion
4 slices white bread, crust removed
some parsley (optional)
olive oil

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