How to Ruin a Good Recipe

RantEverything was going good with this Swedish Meatballs cooking video, UNTIL the part when ANCHOVIES are introduced.  WTF?  Nobody puts stinky salty anchovies in Swedish meatballs!  Come on now!  Just because the video is filmed at a fancy, hoity-toity restaurant by someone alleged to be a chef doesn’t mean they’re doing the recipe the right way. I don’t care how many chef awards he has (if any). You DON’T put anchovies in Swedish Meatballs. Foodies are always trying to rewrite tradition. Don’t fuck with tradition! You don’t know what you’re doing. [He also uses hamburger. You are supposed to use 1/2 ground chuck and 1/2 ground pork ALWAYS.]

Practically every recipe I found online for Swedish Meatballs has at least one WRONG, fucked-up thing in it that would ruin the food and waste my money cooking it their way. It’s like they’re intentionally trying to sabotage.

SOLUTION: Turn off the Internet and access a real cook book. I checked several cookbooks from my shelf and Found the correct, TRADITIONAL way to make them — and NONE called for adding anchovies.