Keftedes

Keftedes
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Servings 75

AuthorMyHorioTotal Time1 hr 30 minsRatingDifficultyIntermediate

Keftedes are wonderful little meatballs made with ground beef, pork, parsley, mint, oregano, garlic, onion, and just a dash of lemon juice. Keftedes are perfect paired with tzatziki, a greek salad, and some fresh pita bread.

 2 lbs ground beef
 1 lb ground pork
 4 cloves garlic; crushed
 1 large onion; grated
 2 slices bread; soaked in milk
 2 large eggs
 1 medium bunch parsley; chopped finely
 1 tbsp dried mint
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 tsp oregano
 1 ½ tsp pepper
 2 tsp salt
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (half a lemon squeezed)
 flour for dredging; seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper
 oil for frying
1

Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, except for the dredging flour and frying oil.

Keftedes Ingredients

2

Add flour to a plate or a bowl seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Add oil (you can use any oil you have on hand, even olive oil) to a frying pan, about 1/2". Turn heat onto medium heat, and let the oil heat up.

3

Mix together meatball mixture thoroughly with your hands.

At this point, you can take a bit of the meat mixture, fry it, and check if the seasoning is to your liking.

4

Once the seasoning is perfect for you, start shaping into meatballs - each meatball should be a bit bigger than a walnut.

5

Roll each meatball in flour. Shake off excess.

6

Add to frying pan, leaving space between meatballs.

7

Fry until nicely browned on one side, roll over and brown on the other. Keep rolling meatballs until they are brown all over.

8

Place cooked meatballs on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
Makes about 75 meatballs.

Serve with tzatziki, olive oil fried potatoes, and a traditional greek salad.

9

See more delicious appetizers here.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 2 lbs ground beef
 1 lb ground pork
 4 cloves garlic; crushed
 1 large onion; grated
 2 slices bread; soaked in milk
 2 large eggs
 1 medium bunch parsley; chopped finely
 1 tbsp dried mint
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 tsp oregano
 1 ½ tsp pepper
 2 tsp salt
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (half a lemon squeezed)
 flour for dredging; seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper
 oil for frying

Directions

1

Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, except for the dredging flour and frying oil.

Keftedes Ingredients

2

Add flour to a plate or a bowl seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Add oil (you can use any oil you have on hand, even olive oil) to a frying pan, about 1/2". Turn heat onto medium heat, and let the oil heat up.

3

Mix together meatball mixture thoroughly with your hands.

At this point, you can take a bit of the meat mixture, fry it, and check if the seasoning is to your liking.

4

Once the seasoning is perfect for you, start shaping into meatballs - each meatball should be a bit bigger than a walnut.

5

Roll each meatball in flour. Shake off excess.

6

Add to frying pan, leaving space between meatballs.

7

Fry until nicely browned on one side, roll over and brown on the other. Keep rolling meatballs until they are brown all over.

8

Place cooked meatballs on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
Makes about 75 meatballs.

Serve with tzatziki, olive oil fried potatoes, and a traditional greek salad.

9

See more delicious appetizers here.

Enjoy!

Keftedes