Kjøttkaker is Norway’s answer to the famous Swedish meatballs. Literally meaning meat cakes because of their large patty-like figure these delicious mixtures of minced beef meat, oat, salt and pepper, and in later years of ginger & nutmeg are kneaded, flattened, and placed into a frying pan with some melted butter until golden brown on both sides.
They are then rinsed with a gravy made of Brunost (Norwegian goat cheese), milk, onions, butter, meat stock, and fresh herbs like rosemary, salt, and pepper. The meat cakes with the gravy are then served along with mashed peas, Kålstuing (Creamed Cabbage), and lingonberry sauce. Delicious!