Frikkadel bake

By Hope Malau
03 November 2015

Try these tasty frikkadels, baked in a tomato sauce with bits of melted cheese. Serve with bread or pap

Serves 6

Preparation: 10 min

Cooking: 35 min

2 slices white bread, crusts removed

50 g butter

60 ml (¼ c) olive oil, for frying

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

500 g ostrich mince

1 egg

5 ml (1 t) ground all spice

handful parsley, chopped

salt and black pepper

45 ml (3 T) flour

Tomato sauce

15 ml (1 T) oil

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 x 410 g tins chopped tomatoes

5 ml (1 t) sugar

salt and black pepper

50 g mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 200 °C

1. Soak the bread in water then remove, gently squeeze out the excess water and set aside. Heat the butter and 5 ml (1 t) oil in a large nonstick frying pan and fry the onion and garlic until translucent.

2. Combine the onion mixture and mince in a large bowl. Add the soaked bread, egg, all spice, parsley and seasoning.

3. Shape the mixture into balls and coat in the flour. Heat the remaining oil in a large nonstick frying pan and fry the frikkadels, a few at a time, for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

4. Tomato sauce Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry until golden. Add the tomatoes, sugar and seasoning. Simmer until reduced, about 15 minutes.

5. Pour the sauce and frikkadels in a baking dish, sprinkle cheese over and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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