Recipe type: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Ducth
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A frikandel (plural frikandellen) is a Dutch snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog,developed in 1959.
  • 2 lb ground pork
  • 1 onion
  • 2 minced garlic clove
  • 5 boiled potatoes (mashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 bouillon cube
For the Curry Ketchup:
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • ½ cup of water
  1. Peel the potatoes and boil the potatoes for about 15 min or untill done. Push the potatoes through the ricer if you don't have a ricer just mash them.
  2. Add the ground pork, finely minced onion and garlic to the potatoes. Then add 1 egg and the seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Add water to a large pot and 1 bouillon cube, and heat to 80C/176F . Put the meat mixture in the Millecroquettes machine and push them out. When the water is coming to the right temperature add the frikandellen and boil them for 10 minutes. Put the frikandellen in the fridge, so they can cool down. At this point you can either freeze them for later use, or deep fry them now. To freeze them put the frikandellen on parchment paper and stick them in the freezer for about 1 hour, this is called a flash freeze. Then put the frikandellen in a ziploc bag and use them another time.
  4. Deep fry them at a temp of 375F untill brown. Remember you just need to brown them because they are already cooked, so it shouldn't take you but a few minutes. If you take them out of the freezer, defrost them first and then fry.
  5. Frikandel special is after you fry them cut the roll in the middle (like a hotdog) add raw cut up onion, mayonnaise and curry ketchup or regular ketchup.
  6. If you can't buy the curry ketchup you just have to make it yourself the following way: Cook ¼ cup of minced onion in a saucepan with 1 tbsp butter until soft. Add 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp paprika, and a pinch of cayenne. Cook until toasted about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of ketchup and ½ cup of water. Simmer until thick that should take about 25 minutes.
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Serving size: 12
Recipe by KinFolk Recipes at