This meatballs are great for a dinner party, a light lunch or picnics.

Makes 18 small meatballs


  • 500 grams organic mince (I prefer beef or lamb)
  • 70g cranberriescut into small bits
  • 1 bread roll (from the day before)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard 
  • 1 medium sized shallot
  • 50g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons good quality frying oil


  1. Peel and cut the onion in small pieces and fry with a bit of oil in a small frying pan and leave to cool down.
  2. Soak the bread roll in water until soft. Squeeze the roll and add to the mince.
  3. Add the cranberries, onion pieces, egg, spices, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  4. Use wet hands and form approx. 18 small meatballs and place them on a plate.
  5. Leave the meatballs 15 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Using a large frying pan and fry the meatballs gently in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.
  7. Serve warm or cold with some mustard or ketchup.