This is one of the europe's popular torte. It is a combination of shortcrust pastry and cheesecake
An unusual dish from Germany, which taste very delicious.
The anchovies, capers and lemon juice give it a lovely tangy taste.
16 oz ( 450g ) of ground beef
1 large onion ( peeled and chopped )
10 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
2 - 3 slices of white bread, soaked in water
juice of 1 lemon
2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon of sunflower oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon of flour mixed with water
gently fry the onion until glazed, put aside.
mix the ground beef, most of the chopped anchovies, capers, egg and the soaked bread which has been squeezed dry, together. Then mix in the cooled fried onion and some salt and pepper
form little meatballs, put aside
bring in a wide saucepan a fair amount of water to the boil, having salt, the lemon juice, the bay leaves and cloves added.
place the meatballs into the hot water and bring it slowly back to the boil then lower the heat and let it simmer gently for 30 minutes
when cooked, mix some of the stock( the water where the meatballs cooked in ) with the mixed flour, some of the anchovies and capers, bring to boil and let simmer for 2-3 minutes
pour over the meatballs and serve with boiled potatoes or rice and your favorite vegetable