Beef Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Posted by: Lisa UK 07-08-99 3:23 PM

Meatballs (Keftedes)

2-3 slices white bread, crusts removed
500g/1 lb minced beef or lamb
1 large egg
1 large onion, grated
1 or 2 garlic cloves crushed
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper
Small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
Mint, chopped
Sunflower oil for frying

Soak bread in water and squeeze it dry.

Mix all ingredients except flour and sunflower oil together and work together with your hands for about 5 minutes until it has a soft, dough-like consistency.

With wet hands, form mixture into walnut sized balls then flatten them slightly.

Flour keftedes twice, so as to get a good crust.

Heat oil in a large frying pan until it sizzles.

Fry keftedes for 5-6 minutes, do not overcrowd pan.

Turn them once so they are crisp and brown.

Drain and serve hot.

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