Make your own Bakso
- 1 kilo of very fine minced meat (preferably beef)
- 2 eggs
- 300 grams of tapioca-flour
- 4-8 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 teaspoon of white pepper
- 2 teaspoons of salt
Mix garlic, red onion, salt, and white pepper in a mortar or mixer. Mix the spice-mixture with the eggs, the tapioca-flour and the minced meat. Use your fingers, add a cup of water, and keep on working until the mixture feels soft and smooth.
Boil some water in a rather large pot, at least about 2 liters. Start rolling the mixture into small meatballs. Lower the meatballs into the boiling water. When they float up to the surface they are ready.
- 1 liter chicken bouillon
- 3-7 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion
- salt and pepper
Fry the finely chopped red onion together with the garlic and add salt and pepper. Stir down the mixture into 1 liter of chicken bouillon and add a cup of water. Heat the soup until it boils and then put in the meatballs. Let it simmer for a minute or two before you serve your bakso.
Bakso is normally served with noodles. To spice it up you can use chili sauce, soyasauce, tomato ketchup, Chinese chive. It is your bakso, so you can, and should, do whatever you want to in order to make it taste good.
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A million thanks to Aarina (Nana) Hutagalung and Hans Hansson for sending me the recipe. Terima kasih banyak.