Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen) are a classic Dutch bar snack. Bitterballen, one of Holland’s favorite snacks, are bite-size beef and gravy croquettes usually served along with beer.
They are totally different than your usual meatball, when you bite into one you get a nice crispy exterior but a soft gooey interior. Totally different but so delicious.
JUST FRY IT
- Heat the oil: In a large Dutch oven, skillet or deep fryer, add enough oil, usually add about 2 inches of oil. Heat the oil up to 375 F degrees.
- Fry the meatballs: Fry the meatballs about 6 at a time until golden brown, should take about 4 or 5 minutes. If you have enough oil in your fryer the meatballs will float to the top when done. Continue until done with all the meatballs.
- Maintenance: In between batches you might have to clean the oil with a slotted spoon of all the leftover fried bits from the meatballs.
- Finish the dish: Serve hot with a grainy or spicy mustard.