A traditional Dutch snack that you can add your own filling and freeze for later use. Bitterballen can be filled with a wide range of foods including beef, chicken, lamb, fish, vegetables, or herb & spices. It’s really up to you. It tastes amazing with minced beef and Verstegen gehakt. These fried snacks are tasty, great for parties and are very filling, enjoy!



Make the roux:

  • Melt the butter in a large pan on medium heat.
  • Add a chopped onion and let it simmer for around 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • Stir the mixture continuously for about 15 minutes until it starts to discolour.
  • Pour 250 ml of cold stock and keep stirring well until mixture thickens.
  • Turn the roux into ragout by adding the filling of your choice.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Transfer to a sealed container.
  • Refrigerator overnight (the ragout will stiffen up).
  • Roll balls out of the ragout.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on a plate.
  • Beat 2 eggs.
  • Pour the beaten eggs into a shallow plate.
  • First roll the balls through the breadcrumbs.
  • Roll the rolls through the egg.
  • Roll the balls a second time through the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat cooking oil in a deep pan on medium heat to pan fry.
  • Or in the deep fryer at 175 degrees.
  • Fry the balls for about 5 minutes.
  • Place balls on paper towel to remove some oil.

NOTE: Makes between 10 and 40 balls depending on the size you want your bitterballen.

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