Medieval Meatballs

Inspired by the cookery of the Middle Ages - Pork meatballs with Roquefort cheese and currants with a Mustard-Almond-Cinnamon dipping sauce.


2 pounds ground, lean pork

1/3 cup currants

1/3 cup crumbled Roquefort cheese

1 teaspoon ground mace

1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (or 1/4 cup dry)

1 egg

Dipping sauce:

2/3 cup brown mustard

1/3 cup finely chopped or ground almonds

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix together pork, currants, Roquefort, mace, breadcrumbs and egg with hands.  Roll into 1 1/2" balls and place on baking sheet.  Bake 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, make dipping sauce:  In a small bowl, mix together mustard, almonds and cinnamon.

Arrange on platter with dipping sauce.  Makes 35 - 40.  Note:  Meatballs can also be skewered and grilled.