We’re all stuck at home because of the global pandemic, and while we know it’s for a reason and we’re all trying to flatten the curve, we can’t help but miss and miss some of the things we could have easily done just a month ago. One of the most popular questions floating around the internet is “what’s the first thing you’ll do when the quarantine ends and life gets back to normal?”. Those who are on a strict adjustment regime dream of just a walk in the park, others want to travel, but the vast majority of us miss a cup of good coffee and favorite dishes from our favorite cafes and restaurants. And IKEA seems to be guided by this.
The British branch of IKEA made a big surprise on Twitter. They’ve released a recipe for IKEA’s classic meatballs with a step-by-step illustrated guide, as you’d expect from their furniture.
They know we’re all missing our favorite IKEA meatballs, so they decided that since we’re on lockdown, we could all try making them at home as a treat. The recipe card reveals that this is actually a surprisingly easy dish. You only need 7 basic ingredients which include ground beef and pork, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and milk and a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning. All you have to do is mix, form into balls, refrigerate so the meatballs keep their shape, brown them in a pan, and then bake them in the oven to crisp them up. It’s that simple.
But don’t worry, IKEA doesn’t expect you to eat meatballs dry, they’ve helpfully provided us with a recipe for a creamy sauce. It also only requires 8 ingredients like oil, butter, flour, vegetable and beef stalks, double cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard. All you have to do is mix everything in a pot and simmer until it thickens to the desired consistency.
All you need to recreate a classic IKEA dish is to make mashed potatoes or boil mini potatoes (we’re pretty sure you can figure it out yourself) and your classic IKEA order is ready. Now you can enjoy this delicious treat at home and it wasn’t that difficult to make and the ingredients are not that special either. It makes us think that the old adage is true – the secret ingredient is always love.