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Scandi-Style Meatballs with Fennel, Beetroot and Dill


This dish was born out of a shopping trip with my friend Danielle, where we ate meatballs, insane quantities of lingonberry jam, mashed potatoes (me) and chips (her) before attempting to navigate the three-floored heaven/hell that is the North London IKEA. She very kindly brainstormed this dish with me on the bus home, transforming it from a slightly odd traybake involving rhubarb into the rather lovely recipe below.

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fennel bulbs, very finely sliced
medium beetroot, grated
cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
garlic, minced
olive oil
chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube or little plastic tub, plus 300ml water
minced free-range pork
Dijon mustard
fresh dill, chopped, plus a handful to serve
fennel seeds
free-range egg
soured cream, to serve


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