I guess some good can come out of a pandemic.
If you like to shop at IKEA and plan your shopping spree in order to have to get lunch there so you can enjoy their iconic meatballs at their restaurant, IKEA has got your back.
No, you cannot order their KÖTTBULLAR meatballs online. They are sold frozen, so that might not be the best idea.
IKEA sells more than 1 billion of their meatballs every year. They know people are missing them. So IKEA has released a homestyle version of their iconic recipe, as a classic instruction manual.
— IKEA Canada (@IKEACanada) April 21, 2020
Now, let’s not get carried away by the hype! This is NOT IKEA’s actual recipe. Read the fine print!
The IKEA restaurant’s ingredients list goes as follows:
Beef, pork, water, onion, bread crumbs, liquid whole eggs, salt, liquid egg whites, spices.
Their released creation has similar ingredients:
Beef, pork, water, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, pepper.
Can you spot the difference?
And since for many, the secret is in the sauce, let’s compare:
Cream, Starch, maltodextrin, vegetable Fat, flavour, salt, apple powder, yeast extract, cream powder 1.8% [cream (40% fat), skimmed milk, stabilizer, antioxidants], lactose, sugar, lactoprotein, stabilizer, vegetable oil, colour, spices (garlic, white pepper, bay leaves, turmeric), onion powder, spice extract (paprika flavour extract).
Oil, butter, flour, vegetable stock, beef stock, cream, soy sauce, Dijon mustard.
Not quite the same, eh?
At any rate, you can try it on your own. The blown-up instructions are below – with thanks to Geeks are Sexy.
Now, it appears that the recipe was first released by IKEA UK, but you should be able to figure it out easily and make about 20 meatballs with this recipe. Just don’t lose the Allen key in the sauce.