Homemade Dutch Frikandellen


Have you ever tried Dutch frikandellen? These snacks are amazing, but home made they're even better! Recipe for 10 frikandellen.

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Homemade Dutch frikandellen
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-12-23, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hours 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 01-08-2023

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Snacks
Homemade Dutch frikandellen


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  • 330 gram pork meat, with fat such as bacon
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1,5 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Homemade Dutch frikandellen ingredients
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  • food processor
  • cling film
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large pan
  • bowl
  • spoon

Homemade Dutch Frikandellen

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Snacks

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Preparation – 1 hour

If you're using bacon with rind (skin), it's best to remove it so you won't have any hard pieces in your frikandel. Divide the bacon and chicken into coarse pieces and add them to your food processor.

Peel and coarsely chop the onion and garlic cloves. note: it's not possible to use a blender, cause mostly they won't handle dry ingredients that well.

Combine the spices in a small bowl along with the bread crumbs. Add the coarsely chopped onion and garlic to the food processor and mix with the meat for about a minute.

Stop the food processor and add the spices. Mix until you've reached a smooth and firm mixture. Meanwhile, clean your work surface and add a little bit of water to it.

Line a piece of cling film on the wet work surface. Make frikandellen of 100 grams (about 1/2 a cup). Create a ball with your hands and carefully roll it into a strip onto the cling film.

Roll the frikandel as tight as possible into the cling film. Repeat the above steps for the rest of the meat mixture. Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil.

As soon as it boils, turn the heat down and transfer the frikandellen wrapped in cling film to the water. Cook the frikandellen for about 10 minutes, so they're completely done on all sides.  

Remove the frikandellen from the water and remove the cling film. You can fry them right away or freeze them for later use. Cover a plate with cling film and place the frikandellen on top, making sure they don't touch each other.

Freeze them and as soon as they're frozen you can transfer them easily to a ziplock bag. This way they can be frozen without being all one large lump.  

Homemade Dutch frikandellen
Homemade Dutch frikandellen

Finishing the homemade Dutch frikandellen – 10 minutes

Heat frying oil to a temperature of 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Deep-fry the frikandellen until they're golden brown.

Serve with chopped onion, curry and mayonnaise for a 'frikandel speciaal'. Enjoy these homemade dutch frikandellen!

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