Making Königsberger Klopse

German cooking is rather easy. You have a piece of meat, potatoes/noodles/rice and some veggies. There aren't that many special dishes - at least I can't normally think of that many. However, there is one that I really like. It's called Königsberger Klopse - basically cooked meatballs with (mashed) potatoes or rice and a special sauce.

I've never made it myself nor really watched my mom do it. But since I'd like to introduce my host family to some German dishes that are common in my area (near Leipzig) I looked up a recipe today and just went for it.

Here's how it looked like once it was done:

Everybody really liked it even the kids - Lukas didn't like the sauce but ate his meatballs and Eliza even liked the sauce :-) She's actually enjoying German food =D

If you want to try it here's how to prepare it...


minced beef
2 eggs
salt and pepper
2 onions

beef stock powder
all spice
3 bay leaves

capers and caper juice - we didn't have any so I did it without
grated lemon skin and lemon juice



- mix the minced beef with the eggs (depending on how much meat you have use more or less eggs), 1 chopped onion, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper

- make meatballs in the size you like

- put water in a pot and add beef stock powder, mustard, all spice and some bay leaves (the amount of each deoends on how much meat you have) and add one whole onion for the taste

- boil the meatballs until ready

- in another pot melt some butter - then add flour for the sauce base

- add boiling water from the meatballs and cream until you have a smooth sauce

- add capers and caper juice, grated lemon skin and lemon juice, salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar according to your desired taste

- boil for another 5 to 10 minutes


Serve the meatballs with the sauce you just made and either salt or mashed potatoes or rice and some veggies. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did =D


  1. yummie. Sieht lecker aus. Ich liebe Königsberger Klopse. Bei uns zu Hause muss allerdings noch ausgekämpft werden, ob sie mit Kartoffeln (ich) oder Reis (er) gegessen werden. Und dass Du keine Kapern hattest, finde ich gar nicht schlimm. Die sind eh nur zum Aussortieren gut ;-))
    Alles Liebe ans andere Ende der Welt,


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