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Old 07-25-2014, 04:00 AM   #71
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I've looked at recipes on line for Swedish Meatballs till I'm blue in the face. So many of them say to use your paddle attachment to mix the meat. Now I know I can mix it by hand like my Aunt Jessie did, but it just gripes me for some reason. Not everyone who cooks, and does it well, even wants a stand mixer. OK, off my soapbox now and headed back to bed to try and get to sleep. ACK..maybe this guy can knock me out..
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I've looked at recipes on line for Swedish Meatballs till I'm blue in the face. So many of them say to use your paddle attachment to mix the meat. Now I know I can mix it by hand like my Aunt Jessie did, but it just gripes me for some reason. Not everyone who cooks, and does it well, even wants a stand mixer. OK, off my soapbox now and headed back to bed to try and get to sleep. ACK..maybe this guy can knock me out..
I hear ya. I think they write that because the meat and stuff should be stirred a lot, to a smooth consistency.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #74
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I've looked at recipes on line for Swedish Meatballs till I'm blue in the face. So many of them say to use your paddle attachment to mix the meat. Now I know I can mix it by hand like my Aunt Jessie did, but it just gripes me for some reason. Not everyone who cooks, and does it well, even wants a stand mixer. OK, off my soapbox now and headed back to bed to try and get to sleep. ACK..maybe this guy can knock me out..
Well, I'll tell ya, I never made DH's favorite springerle German Christmas cookies from his mother's recipe till after he bought me a stand mixer because the recipe calls for mixing this very stiff dough for 30 minutes! I'm not a farm wife and I don't have that kind of strength or *patience*! lol

And while my Swedish meatballs before I had the mixer were good, the ones I've made with it are better. Not only is the mixture more smooth, but there is air whipped into them, so they're lighter in texture.
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Well, I'll tell ya, I never made DH's favorite springerle German Christmas cookies from his mother's recipe till after he bought me a stand mixer because the recipe calls for mixing this very stiff dough for 30 minutes! I'm not a farm wife and I don't have that kind of strength or *patience*! lol

And while my Swedish meatballs before I had the mixer were good, the ones I've made with it are better. Not only is the mixture more smooth, but there is air whipped into them, so they're lighter in texture.
I wonder how well it work in a food processor with a dough blade.
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I wonder how well it work in a food processor with a dough blade.
If the objective is a smoother mixture and air being introduced, that should work fine. The regular blade would work as well.
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I've looked at recipes on line for Swedish Meatballs till I'm blue in the face. So many of them say to use your paddle attachment to mix the meat. Now I know I can mix it by hand like my Aunt Jessie did, but it just gripes me for some reason. Not everyone who cooks, and does it well, even wants a stand mixer. OK, off my soapbox now and headed back to bed to try and get to sleep. ACK..maybe this guy can knock me out..
I went "what the ... ?" when I saw that recipes recommended using a stand mixer...my grandma never had a stand mixer...and her meatballs were to die for...
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I went "what the ... ?" when I saw that recipes recommended using a stand mixer...my grandma never had a stand mixer...and her meatballs were to die for...
She probably just stirred them really well by hand.

I have a Danish meatloaf recipe that says to stir the meat with salt until it is "sejg" (Swedish: seg). The word doesn't translate well. The best translation I found was "tenacious". I suspect that the extra stirring is relevant in the Swedish meatballs too.
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I went "what the ... ?" when I saw that recipes recommended using a stand mixer...my grandma never had a stand mixer...and her meatballs were to die for...
I don't think anyone over 50 has a grandmother who used a stand mixer It certainly does make a lot of things easier to make, which of course is the point.
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I went "what the ... ?" when I saw that recipes recommended using a stand mixer...my grandma never had a stand mixer...and her meatballs were to die for...
I suspect your grandma may have had a hand cranked meat grinder that could grind meat finer than what we buy in the markets today.
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