frikkadel, noun

Forms:
fricadel, fricadelleShow more Also fricadel, fricadelle, frikadel, frikadelle, frikkadell, frikkadelle, frikkedel.
Plurals:
frikkadels, frikkadelle /frəkəˈdelə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Dutch, FrenchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch adaptation of French fricandeau sliced meat fried or stewed and served with a sauce.
A meat-ball; occasionally, a fish-ball. Also attributive, and occasionally in dimunitive form frikkadelletjie [see -ie].
1870 A Lady in Cape Monthly Mag. I. Oct. 224Babootie’ and ‘frickadel’ and ‘potato-pie’ are great improvements upon the minced meats of England.
1873 F. Boyle To Cape for Diamonds 147We had fricadels. This is the most ingenious dish I know...The problem is, to cook together mutton, onions, spices, parsley, and the fat of a sheep’s tail, in such a manner as to leave the taste of a dirty dish-cloth.
1889 A Housewife of the Colony Col. Hsehold Guide 25Frikadels..are often prepared for breakfast, and when nicely made are very tasty. Any uncooked or cooked cold meat can be used.
1891 J.P. Legg in Cape Illust. Mag. I. 96‘Frikkadelle’..seems to have quite superseded the English or French equivalent ‘rissoles.’
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 75‘Frickadels’...First stew the Frickadel in a rich stock, in which a slice of browned onion has been put.
1910 D. Fairbridge That Which Hath Been (1913) 65Your excellent wife..was a famous hand at making frikkadels in the old days.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 178Frikadels or Frikadeletjes,..Balls of minced meat and vegetables either fried or baked.
1930 M. Raubenheimer Tested S. Afr. Recipes 108Mix all the ingredients. Make into small round ‘fricadelles.’
1944 I.D. Du Plessis Cape Malays 43The large oven-baked frikkadel must be served with yellow rice and beetroot salad.
1951 S. van H. Tulleken Prac. Cookery Bk 134Fricadelles..must be juicy when cooked.
1968 F. Goldie Ostrich Country 33Frikkadelletjies — the fresh flesh being boiled, minced, and then made into rissoles in the usual way — are also popular.
1977 N. Okes in Quarry ’77 133Turn this miserable piece of stockfish into frikkedels. That’s the way to fill a man’s stomach.
1982 Fair Lady 7 Apr. 264The men go out and catch a bit of the environment, clean it and tenderise it and the women produce the most wonderful perlemoen frikkadels..on the spot.
1985 S. Afr. Cookbk (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 381Frikkadels, fricadelles, Meatballs made of minced meat, fresh breadcrumbs and seasonings, then poached in stock or shallow-fried.
1988 F. Williams Cape Malay Cookbk 29Place about 30 ml frikkadel mixture in centre of each cabbage leaf and roll up into parcels.
1990 M. van Biljon in Yr Family Oct. 178Our national food is neither waterblommetjiebredie nor braaivleis; it’s tomato sandwiches or frikkadels.
A meat-ball; occasionally, a fish-ball. Also attributive, and occasionally in dimunitive form frikkadelletjiesee -ie.
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