Best dishes countdown #27: Swedish meatballs at Upton 43

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Swedish meatballs like your grandma never used to make.

The Swedish meatballs chef Erick Harcey serves at his hotly anticipated new Linden Hills restaurant will remind you of the home-cooked meals your grandma used to make. That is, if your grandma was a professional chef and her meatballs combined French technique with a Swedish family tradition. And if they were served on hand-thrown ceramic plates in a dining room straight out of Dwell magazine.

Harcey says his grandmother’s Swedish meatballs are the best, and he clearly learned a thing or two from her. The meatballs at Upton 43 are so light you'll wonder what’s holding them together. They’re served with the most ethereal mashed potatoes ever and a silken gravy that brings it all together. If you were in a less classy place, you’d be tempted to lick every last drop of that gravy off your plate.

Upton 43

4312 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis

612-920-3406

upton43.com

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