Thursday, December 4, 2008


My great-grandmother Dorothy Sorensen Kinnick immigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1903, landing at Ellis Island. This is a recipe handed down to me from her daughter Eileen Kinnick Smith (my Grandma Smith). It's best described as a danish hamburger recipe! But they have always been refered to as Fricadels.
The photo shows the Kinnick family abt. summer 1938. R. Edward (Buzz), Mary Eileen (Grandma Smith), Leo, Paul, and Dorothy Kinnick.


1lb hamburger
1 egg
1 T. flour
1/2 C. Milk
Onion, pepper, salt

Combine all ingredients and shape burger mix into patties. Drop 2 T. fat in skillet. Fry patties on both sides until done in the middle.

Recipe credit: Dorothy Sorensen Kinnick (1887-1983)


Allison said...

I haven't made these in a while...might have to make some!! Love you site!! You did a great job!!

Annette Lamb said...

I just made these recently. By the way, I once did some research on the word... fricdel means meatball in Danish.

Anonymous said...

I got your url from Allison. I love the way you've put a background and family pictures with your recipes. Keep up the good work.

chuck rasmussen said...

My grandfather also came from Denmark.. processed in Ellis Island..born in Copenhagen.. he made these for me all the time...but he did 50/50 ground pork and beef...and cumin with salt and pepper.
Chuck Rasmussen