1873F. BoyleTo 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.
1891J.P. Legg inCape Illust. Mag.I. 96‘Frikkadelle’..seems to have quite superseded the English or French equivalent ‘rissoles.’
1891H.J. DuckittHilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 75‘Frickadels’...First stew the Frickadel in a rich stock, in which a slice of browned onion has been put.
1910D. FairbridgeThat Which Hath Been (1913) 65Your excellent wife..was a famous hand at making frikkadels in the old days.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 178Frikadels or Frikadeletjes,..Balls of minced meat and vegetables either fried or baked.
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