A blend of ground meat (often a combination of beef, pork or veal), sautéed onions, milk-soaked bread crumbs, beaten egg and seasonings. This mixture is formed into small (½-inch) balls before being sautéed until brown. Swedish meatballs are served in a pale brown cream sauce made by combining the pan drippings with cream or milk. They're a popular buffet item or hot appetizer and are seen on most Swedish smorgasbords.
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