Meatballs (Keftethes)

malinda sargent

By
@GREEKROSE2005

Greek Meatballs


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Rating:

Serves:

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

2 1-inch slices stale country bread, crusts removed
2 large onions, very finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef, or combination beef and lamb
1-2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 pound krinos kasseri cheese, cut into small cubes
flour for dredging
vegetable oil for frying
parsley ( optional )

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Tear the bread into bite-size pieces, place in a bowl, and drizzle with water or- use breadcrumbs or I like flavored croutons. Let soak until all liquid is absorbed.
2
In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread, onions, ground meat, one egg, mint, oregano, salt and pepper. Knead thoroughly until all ingredients are combined. If the mixture seems dry, add the other egg.
3
Take one tablespoon of the meat mixture at a time, shape into a small ball, and make an indentation in the center with your finger. Stuff each meatball with a little of the cubed cheese, and pat together to close completely.
4
Dredge the meatballs lightly in flour. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet and fry the meatballs, turning, until golden brown on all sides. Remove, drain on paper towels and serve either hot or at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers