Posted by: lemonator | November 23, 2008

Lemonator Update!

Hi everyone.  Lemonator here.  Hil’s still swamped with working on her paper, so she asked me to come on and let you know some of the foodstuffs that we’ve been consuming over the past few days, and/or regale you with some delicious foods that we’ve had in the past, but hadn’t blogged.  Im going to post something tonight which we probably had a month ago called Klopse.



Klopse are basically german meatballs made with capers, so unlike a more traditional italian meatball, they’ve got that sour bite that capers give and a wonderful aroma of nutmeg.


  • 1 pound ground meat  (Supposed to use half pork/half beef… just beef works too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dried roll or the like
  • capers
  • flour
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • butter (3 T?)
  • water
  • nutmeg

Klopse is simple to make, but oh so delicious.  Combine your meat and your onion.  Take your roll, soak it in water, squeeze the water out, then shred it into ‘bread scraps.’  Add those to the meat, and add maybe 1 teaspoon of nutmeg… (I’ve made this dish so many times I just do it by sight now…).  Add the egg and mix with your hands.  What you’re looking for in the end is a slightly squishy ball of meat… not too soggy, but it should easily stick together.  Add water or bread scraps until you have a good consistancy.


Get a chef’s pan (the ones with the sides… you’re making a sauce in there…), and make a roux with your butter and flour.  Add in some water until you feel that the meatballs will be ~halfway submerged when added.  Do so, then cover for 20 minutes and simmer.  After 20 minutes, flip the meatballs over and add capers to the sauce.  Simmer another 25 minutes.  The final sauce wont be thick… it will be very thin.  Use bread or potatoes as an excellent soaking-up agent.  The final product will be a nice full-flavored meatball with delectable nutmeg aroma and the sour bite coming from capers.

Tomorrow I’ll let you all know about the food we had this weekend!




  1. Mmm, meatballs. Not big on capers- but love meatballs:)

  2. Cool! I’ve only ever had meetballs with red gravy.

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