Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen) Recipe

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Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)
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  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Carefully add meat and parsley; cook and stir for 2-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the salt, nutmeg and pepper. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until chilled.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a small shallow bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil. Drop meat mixture by tablespoonfuls into bread crumbs; shape into balls. Dip meatballs in egg mixture, then coat again with crumbs. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°.
  3. Fry meatballs, a few at a time, for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with mustard if desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 63.95 Kcal (268 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.09g 5%
Cholesterol 24.06mg 8%
Sodium 76.28mg 3%
Potassium 59.83mg 1%
Total Carbs 4.37g 1%
Sugars 0.31g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 1%
Protein 4.48g 9%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 237.97 Kcal (996 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.51g 5%
Cholesterol 89.52mg 8%
Sodium 283.86mg 3%
Potassium 222.62mg 1%
Total Carbs 16.26g 1%
Sugars 1.14g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g 1%
Protein 16.65g 9%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 0%
Iron 2.1mg 3%
Calcium 52.3mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.5
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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