Königsberger Klopse (German meatballs in cream and caper sauce)

Based on 9 ratings

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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“Königsberger Klopse has been one of my absolute favorite dishes since childhood. I’ve deliberately stuck to the classic method, because these time-trusted recipes are always the best.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
25
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
800 g ground veal
3 tbsp capers
shallots
anchovies
bread rolls
100 ml whole milk
1 l water
bay leaf
cloves
egg
1 tbsp mustard
40 g unsalted butter
30 g flour
50 ml white wine
200 ml heavy cream
1 tsp lemon
sugar
vegetable oil (for frying)
potato (cooked, for serving)
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • pot (large)
  • bowl (large)
  • slotted spoon
  • pot (small)
  • whisk

Nutrition per serving

Cal
620
Protein
57 g
Fat
36 g
Carb
17 g
  • Step 1/3

    Finely chop two thirds of the shallots, one third of the capers, and all of the anchovies. Heat some oil in a frying pan and sauté shallots for approx. 1 – 2 min. Add milk to a mixing bowl and soak bread rolls for approx. 10 Min., until soft. Then, squeeze out the bread rolls to drain excess liquid.
    • shallots
    • anchovies
    • 1 tbsp caper
    • bread rolls
    • 100 ml whole milk
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl
    • frying pan

    Finely chop two thirds of the shallots, one third of the capers, and all of the anchovies. Heat some oil in a frying pan and sauté shallots for approx. 1 – 2 min. Add milk to a mixing bowl and soak bread rolls for approx. 10 Min., until soft. Then, squeeze out the bread rolls to drain excess liquid.

  • Step 2/3

    Bring a large pot filled with water to a simmer. Stud remaining shallot with bay leaf and cloves and add to pot. In a large bowl, combine ground veal, egg, soaked bread rolls, sautéed onions, mustard, chopped anchovies, and capers. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything together thoroughly. Then, form mixture into 2-in./5-cm meatballs  and carefully add them to the pot. Let meatballs simmer on low heat for approx. 15 – 18 min., until done. Remove with a slotted spoon, set aside, and keep warm. Set stock aside.
    • 1 l water
    • 800 g ground veal
    • shallot
    • bay leaf
    • cloves
    • egg
    • 1 tbsp mustard
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pot (large)
    • bowl (large)
    • slotted spoon

    Bring a large pot filled with water to a simmer. Stud remaining shallot with bay leaf and cloves and add to pot. In a large bowl, combine ground veal, egg, soaked bread rolls, sautéed onions, mustard, chopped anchovies, and capers. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything together thoroughly. Then, form mixture into 2-in./5-cm meatballs and carefully add them to the pot. Let meatballs simmer on low heat for approx. 15 – 18 min., until done. Remove with a slotted spoon, set aside, and keep warm. Set stock aside.

  • Step 3/3

    In the meantime, melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour and deglaze with white wine and two thirds of the meatball stock. Add cream and let simmer for approx. 5 min. Add remaining capers along with a little of their brine, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Serve meatballs with creamy caper sauce and boiled potatoes as a side.
    • 40 g unsalted butter
    • 30 g flour
    • 50 ml white wine
    • 200 ml heavy cream
    • 2 tbsp capers
    • 1 tsp lemon
    • sugar
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • potato (cooked, for serving)
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pot (small)
    • whisk

    In the meantime, melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour and deglaze with white wine and two thirds of the meatball stock. Add cream and let simmer for approx. 5 min. Add remaining capers along with a little of their brine, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Serve meatballs with creamy caper sauce and boiled potatoes as a side.