Check out VBT trip leader Pernilla’s recipe for Swedish meatballs below, and join her on our Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden tour to sample other local favorites!
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. My Grandma is from the south part of Sweden, Småland, where the famous author Astrid Lingren’s characters Emil and Ida are from. I remember traveling hours to visit my grandmother as a child. She would always greet us with a smorgasbord, the best part of which was her meatballs!
If you ask any Swedish child what their favorite food is, they will almost definitely say “meatballs!” Swedes love tradition, and meatballs are tied to many childhood memories of family dinners. They are on the table in every household for special occasions and holidays.