A frikandel (plural frikandellen) is a Dutch snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog,developed in 1959.It is a long, skinless, dark-coloured sausage that is eaten hot. Unlike other sausages, a frikandel is deep-fried. Sometimes it is served on a bun and is then called a broodje frikandel. In Belgium it is mostly called a “curryworst”. Due to the absence of skin, one could argue that it technically isn’t a sausage.In the Netherlands, Belgium and Curacao, the frikandel mainly consists of a mixture of pork, beef, chicken, and by some manufacturers, horse meat.It is usually served with curry ketchup sauce and/or mayonnaise, though some people eat it with tomato ketchup. A frikandel with mayonnaise, curry ketchup sauce and chopped onion comprises a frikandel speciaal. The frikandel speciaal usually has a deep cut in the middle to provide room for the chopped onions and the sauces. For best results, the cut is made before frying the frikandel.In many other countries, including South Africa, Denmark and Germany, frikadel or frikadelle (not to be confused with frikandel) is the local name of minced-meat meatballs or patties like those used in hamburgers.It took me a while to get this the way I wanted it. From what I have been told it taste just like at home 🙂I used to roll them which was a major pain, they used to fall apart when I was boiling them.I have tried many ways to get the shape of the frikandel right. I finally got something that actually works. It’s another kitchen gadget called Millecroquettes, it was designed to make kroketten, I use it for the frikandel and the kroket.
2 lb ground pork
2 minced garlic clove
5 boiled potatoes (mashed)
2 tsp pepper
3 tsp. salt
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 bouillon cube
For the Curry Ketchup:
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp curry
1 tsp paprika
pinch of cayenne
1 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of water
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.Add the ground pork, finely minced onion and garlic to the potatoes. Then add 1 egg and the seasonings. Mix well.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.Deep fry them at a temp of 375F until 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.
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.
If you can’t buy the curry ketchup you just have to make it yourself the following way: Cook 1/4 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 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until thick that should take about 25 minutes.
I haven’t been able to duplicate Dutch french fries mayonaise. If anyone out there made the perfect replica please share.
For those of you who would like to order this gadget, you can find it here:
For those who would like to buy this gadget, you can buy it here: Millecroquette
And there is another one that you can order here in the USA from Tupperware or buy it on ebay, it’s called a snackpress
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- 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
- ¼ cup minced onion
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp curry
- 1 tsp paprika
- pinch of cayenne
- 1 cup of ketchup
- ½ cup of water
- 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.
- Add the ground pork, finely minced onion and garlic to the potatoes. Then add 1 egg and the seasonings. Mix well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Where can I find a Kroket recipe
Here you go https://arrisje.com/kroket/
We make a few hundred croquettes at a time and freeze them. We went through 3 pvc croquette makers before buying the expensive industrial metal one from Belgium. It extrudes 7 at a time and is really strong and well made. If you’re going to make lots of croquettes then I’d strongly recommend this one. I just wish we’d bought it years ago.
Could you please share what brand it is and where you can buy one?
Can you give me the website where to purchase the one you did?
Thank you so much.
If you know someone in The Netherlands maybe they can send it to you. https://www.blokker.nl/p/krokettenpers/1357538
Aris waar HEB Jij die milleqrocettes gekocht in Amerika .en vindt Jij die Mills beter Dan die kitchen ham dogger.
Laat mij a.u. B iets weten
Dank U wel Truus
Truus. Mijn lieve zus heeft het voor mij besteld van een Nederlands website en naar me opgestuurd. Het is niet goedkoop maar het is wel waard Hopelijk kan iemand dat voor jouw ook doen. Dat andere apparatuur is werkelijk niets waard.
Bedankt voor de informatie ik ga toch were Naar limburg toe deze zomer en kijk er Dan voor . Ben blij dat ik die andere Niet besteld hebt
Nogmaals bedankt en al je goede recepten
Al’s ik nog is vraagjes HEB Dan weet ik wie ik Moët vragen en ik denk dat Jij misschien ook feel bestel bij de nederlandse import winkels voor sommige producten
Als je toch naar Nederland ga dan zou ik het nu bestellen en dan kun je het mee terug nemen naar de USA;) Hoef je tenminste geen verscheep kosten te betalen. Hier is de website http://www.kookpunt.nl/millecroquettes-krokettenpers/nl/product/4778/
Bedankt voor Alles
@Ynze You can now get the “Freak” frikandellen from dutchgoodies.biz in Miami Florida. Relatively close to Orlanda, they probably can get them to you overnight with UPS ground shipping. They are delicious, I think they are better than the ones we have at home. You can also get them from http://www.thedutchstore.com
$14.99 not including shipping is expensive to me. But hey if you don’t want to make them I guess you can at least order them. And mine are better then at home to. Simply because you use better quality of meat.
True, not the cheapest but it beats a ticket to Amsterdam lol. Also, I found that if you go to http://www.freaknfries.com you can buy them directly and if you order more than 200, they offer the wholesale price. I e-mailed them to find out how much cheaper that would be.
I am curious about the wholesale price to. Funny I saw this under faq:
Low Price Guaranteed lolololol
It is our commitment to provide you with the best value, at the best price. We value your business and strive to keep our prices low, and SAVE you money!
Lol. On the other hand, they are the only ones that make them in the States, so I guess any price they have is the lowest lol.
how much frikandellen do you make with this recipe?
It has been a while when I made these. I think it was 12. But that depends how long and thick u make them.
Plastic #3: Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. It is used to make food wrap, bottles for cooking oil, and the highly common plumbing pipes. PVC, although tough in terms of strength, it is not considered safe to cook food near it. PVC contains softening chemicals called phthalates that interfere with hormonal development. Never cook using food wrap, especially in a microwave oven. This plastic is rarely accepted by recycling programs.
The PVC pipes do make a perfect looking frikandel but you’re putting yourself at risk, healthwise, if you use them to cook food in….Please don’t use the PVC pipes anymore…I know they’re convenient and make the frikandels more aesthetically appealing, but doing this is only leaving yourself open to be affected by the chemicals that leach out into the food you’re cooking…..for your safety and anyone else you serve these to, settle for perfectly imperfect frikandels…..seriously…..
Thanks for the tip, never thought that it would be a bad thing. So out the windows those PVC tubes. How about the stainless steel ones like this one of Norpro, they are normally used for Cannoli.
I am ordering them right now as we speak and will make adjustment to above recipe. Again thanks for the tip.
I found another thing which may be worth to try a Kitchen Art Ham Dogger.
I bought both so we will see which one will be the best one for making your home made frikandellen
Nonsense. You aren’t cooking anything in pvc. You are preparing.
It’s only unsafe when the temperature get’s so hot, that the pvc is melting.
@Xfade I was cooking the frikandellen in the pvc tubes at one time. Since people were telling me how bad it was I thought it’s better to be safe then sorry. Now I am not cooking the frikandellen in pvc tubes any longer and they are looking great 🙂
Ik heb een Mexicaanse vrouw die de frikandel-speciaal heerlijk vindt maar kan ze
hier in Orlando ( Florida) niet vinden.
Als we een keer in Quernavaca zijn wat regelmatig gebeurt kunnen we dan een keer bij je frikandellen komen eten??
Ik ga ze niet ook proberen te maken met die PVC buisjes maar wat zijn de nederlandse maten want ik neem aan dat deze maten de Amerikaanse maten zijn.
Graag hoor ik van je Ynze Hoekstra Tensy Guzman
@Ynze. De size in metric is about 5cm in diameter and 19cm long.
wat een goed idee van die pvc buisjes, heb gisteren, bamischijven gemaakt en kaassoufle’s zijn heel goed gelukt. ga zeker binnenkort de frikandellen maken. leuk blog! groetjes, Annemarie (Mexico)
Kaas souffles ??? Kun je me dat recept effe door sturen? Ik heb nooit een goed recept kunnen vinden.
Goh, kroketten, bami schijven, kaas souflé’s……klinkt allemaal zooo lekker!! Ook ik woon NIET in Nederland en zou graag al deze recepten wel eens uit willen proberen!! Als ze hier niet geplaatst kunnen worden (kon het kroketten recept niet vinden), zou iemand ze dan misschien naar me op kunnen sturen??
Alvast bij voorbaat bedankt!!!
Tjitske kroket is hetzelfde als bitterballen. Het enigste verschil is de vorm. Kijk onder appetizers.
I ga meteen even kijken!