produzentin cuisine: Königsberger Klopse

Here comes another post in the never ending food week and today I have a special treat for you. It is the recipe to one of my favourite dishes. In German it is called Königsberger Klopse, in English it translates to the rather dull German Meatballs with Caper Sauce.

The ingredients (in English and German) to this hearty meal can be found after the pics. Some of the quantities are a rough guess, especially for the oatmeal. Just use as much so the meat is not too sticky. You will feel it, for sure. The capers are essential, use more if you like those.

I like to eat them balls with rice, although potatos might work, too.

Enjoy your meal!
Guten Appetit!

No balls yet
Put all the ball ingredients (1-8) into a bowl, the onions should be glassy steamed

Sticky stuff
Mix thoroughly by hand

Here we go
Form the balls, in German I call it drällern

9 balls
I get around 9 balls from this receipe. Boil them in c) vegetable or beef stock for 10 to 15 min.

Stir well
Prepare the roux (Mehlschwitze) using a+b) and blend in the c) vegetable or beef stock, which you used to boil the balls. Add d-f).

Almost done
Add the balls to the sauce and let them simmer for 10 min.

Voila!
Dinner is ready!

Balls
1) 1/2 pound ground pork
2) 1/2 pound ground veal
3) 3/4 cup oatmeal (I like to use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs)
4) 1 small onion (steam onion until glassy)
5) 1 egg
6) Salt & freshly ground black pepper
7) Ground nutmeg
8) Paprika

1-2) 500g Hackfleisch halb und halb (Rind und Schwein)
3) 6 Esslöffel Haferflocken (I benutze lieber Haferflocken als Paniermehl)
4) 1 kleine Zwiebel (glasig gedünsted)
5) 1 Ei
6) Salz und frisch gemahlenen Peffer
7) Gemahlene Muskatnuss
8) Paprika

Sauce
a) 4 tablespoons melted butter
b) Flour
c) 3 cups vegetable stock or beef stock
d) 1/4 cup dry white wine
e) 1 tablespoon lemon juice
f) 4 tablespoons capers

a) 4 Teelöffel Butter
b) Mehl
c) 3/4 Liter Gemüse- oder Kalbfleischbrühe
d) 1/8 Liter trockener Weisswein
e) 1 Teelöffel Zitronensaft
f) 4 Teelöffel Kapern

Biz and the Jets

I just found this wonderful rendition of Bennie and the Jets by my man Biz Markie. It’s from Chris Rock Show a few years back. Biz does everything right during his performance and is on the floor at the end. Just look at his Mariah-like arm and hand gesture. This is pure joy and I was in tears after I watched it for the first time.

There is another version of Bennie by Biz Markie on the Beastie Boys Greatest Hits, The Sounds of Silence. It sounds like a live version, but the claps and audience might have been added in the studio, just as Elton John did it on the original. Anyway, it is kind of hilarious as he forgets the lyrics and babbles along.

If you haven’t seen any of the old school Biz Markie videos, there are plenty on youtube. My all time favourites are Let Me Turn You On and Just A Friend.

B B B B B Bennie!
Bennie And The Jets

Let Me Help You
His twirls and curls are perfect in Let Me Turn You On

Adorable Biz
Just A Friend

justinus

SexyBack by Justin, (I love Cake and Ice Cream)
I’m not sure how I feel about it. I like the cheesy samples. Yeah. Aaaahhh. Yes. JT has some off the hook filters on his voice. In German, teen magazine Bravo would say schräge Filter). This is always a good thing.

Lo-Fi-Fnk – Wake Up (Justus Köhncke Remix)
(hps has great selections, this time re-re-directed by the super Chantilly Bass)
Love it. This is my favourite Justus mix since Hot Chip’s Over and Over.