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Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce Recipe

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cooked meatballs in white sauce with capers on a pate.

These bite-sized meatballs in horseradish sauce are called klopsiki w sosie chrzanowym or pulpeciki w sosie chrzanowym. Eat these Polish meatballs for a zingy and flavorful dinner!

About The Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Klopsiki or pulpety are Polish meatballs that are small and round like walnuts or tennis balls. They’re popular all over Poland and can be eaten plain or with a sauce.

Some of the popular ways to eat pulpety are as follows:

Meatballs with horseradish sauce are called pulpety or klopsiki with chrzan. The gravy for this version of pulpety can be made with homemade chrzan or store-bought chrzan

Zingy and creamy at the same time, the whitish or cream-colored horseradish gravy is delicious! 

Boiled meatballs in Germany called Koenigsberger Klopse in a white bechamel sauce with capers, potatoes and beetroot on a blue plate.
Polish meatballs are called Koenigsberger Klopse in Germany

How To Prepare Polish Meatballs In Horseradish Sauce

Step I – Make The Polish Meatballs

Saute a diced onion in oil. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients for the meatballs and mix till it’s smooth.

Start forming walnut-sized balls of the mixture.

Fry the meatballs in oil for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. If you don’t want to use too much oil, you can bake them in the oven at the recommended temperature.

Step II – Prepare The Horseradish Sauce

Heat the spices in water. Once it starts to boil, turn off the heat.

In another bowl, mix the horseradish and heavy cream with the flour.

Once the water has cooled for a few minutes, pour the flour-cream-horseradish mixture into it while stirring constantly.

Then add lemon juice and allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step III – Mix Everything

Add the cooked meatballs to the horseradish sauce, and serve warm.

cooked meatballs in white sauce with capers on a plate.
Serving Suggestion: Serve the meatballs with capers
Polish meatballs in horseradish sauce with capers and potatoes.
Serve the Polish meatballs in horseradish sauce with capers and potatoes

Tips For Making Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce 

  • You can use any other meat of your choice – beef, pork, turkey, veal. 
  • Add crushed garlic to make the horseradish sauce spicier. 
  • If you like, replace the water with chicken rosol broth
  • Add a pinch of turmeric for natural yellow color. 
  • You can use store-bought chrzan or make it at home.
  • Sprinkle with chopped dill or chives before serving!

FAQs About Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce

What Else Can Be Added To The Horseradish Sauce?

You can add finely chopped onions, carrots, bell peppers and leeks to the horseradish sauce. 

What Else Can Be Made With Horseradish?

Other Polish dishes that use horseradish sauce are:

What To Serve With Polish Meatballs And Horseradish Sauce?

Serve the Polish meatballs and horseradish sauce with toasted bread, boiled potatoes, green salad, kasza, groats, kopytka, or rice. 

How To Store The Meatballs And Horseradish Sauce?

Store the meatballs and horseradish sauce in the refrigerator and consume within 3 to 4 days. Since it contains cream, it’s best not to freeze it. 

Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Polish Meatballs With Horseradish Sauce Recipe

cooked meatballs in white sauce with capers on a pate.

These bite-sized meatballs in horseradish sauce are called klopsiki w sosie chrzanowym or pulpeciki w sosie chrzanowym. Eat these Polish meatballs for a zingy and flavorful dinner! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb / ½ kg of minced meat (beef or pork)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of dried marjoram
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • oil

Horseradish sauce

  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 juniper berries (fresh or dry)
  • ½ cup / 125ml of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsps of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of grated horseradish
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Instructions

How To Make Polish Meatballs?

  1. Peel, dice an onion, and sweat it on oil.
  2. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and mix until you'll get a smooth consistency.
  3. Start forming meatballs. Each should be the size of a walnut.
  4. Fry meatballs in oil (3-5 minutes on each side) or bake them in the oven (392°F / 200°C for 10-15 minutes).


How To Make A Horseradish Sauce?

  1. Boil water with spices.
  2. Mix the cold heavy cream with the flour and horseradish.
  3. When the water with spices starts boiling, turn off the heat.
  4. 3-5 minutes later, start pouring the heavy cream with flour and horseradish very slowly, stirring constantly.
  5. Add lemon juice and cook for another 2-3 minutes.


Final Steps

  1. Add meatballs to the sauce. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 497mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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One Response

  1. Awesome. Was looking for an idea to use our fresh horseradish and this sounded good. Didn’t have juniper berries and did use a lot more horseradish but so tasty.

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