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This is my version of the popular Vikings sold at the fair by the Sons of Norway. Their recipe is a well guarded secret but a bit of experimenting and trying a few knock-off recipes and I came up with this.
- Saute onion in butter until transparent and soft.
- Mix oatmeal, eggs, and canned milk until combined. Mix the beef and pork together then add the oatmeal mixture, onions and spices. Beat with a mixer until fluffy.
- Using 1/3 to 1/2 cup of meat mixture (depending on how big you want your Vikings) form a ball. Place meat balls on a baking sheet or pan. Cook in a 400°F oven for about 15 minutes until done. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- When the meatballs are cool enough to handle, stick a wooden "popsicle" stick in each one (you can usually buy these at any craft store).
- Mix the Krusteaz pancake batter with water, make it thicker than usual so that it will coat and stick to the meatballs.
- Hold the meatball by the wooden stick and dip it into the batter, then drop it into a deep fat fryer with oil heated to 375°F Roll it around so all the sides cook evenly. Cook until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a plate covered with paper towels. Serve with ketchup, mustard or what ever you want!