Cut the meat small
and chop the onion. Fry the onion for 2 minutes, add the meat and fry
for 5 minutes more, add 1 deciliter of stock and cook very slowly for
20 minutes. Melt the butter and add the flour, cook slowly during 5
minutes. Then add the rest of the chicken stock, the meat and onions,
and nutmeg and other spices to taste. Cook for 5 Minutes; allow
the mass to cool down in the fridge for some hours. Form small balls,
roll them through some flour, then through the egg, and at last through
the breadcrumbs. Freeze the balls. Deep fry for 5 minutes in oil of
180 degrees Celsius.
Bitterballs are a Dutch snack. They actually
are small round croquets. They are delicious with mustard. They will
fry best if they are frozen and taken out of the freezer one hour beforehand.
It takes some time to make them, but the best plan is to make a lot
and simply store them in the freezer, they will keep for ages!
Mix all the ingredients. Heat some oil in a frying
pan. Poor small heaps of batter in the pan, fry until the upside is
dry, turn them around and fry one minute more. Serve with jam or maple
syrup. These pancakes are great for breakfast, and they become even
Delicious if you prepare the batter the evening before.
March 1933 is the start of
the Great Depression: USA President Roosevelt declares a "bank
holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial
transactions. In many countries, unemployment rose and revenues dropped.
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