Meatballs: Meat Balls (Keftedes)

posted by scooby 12-01-100 8:13 AM

Meat Balls (Keftedes)
5-6 servings

2-lbs. 4 oz. minced beef
2 onions, grated
2 eggs
1 cup olive oil
2-3 slices bread
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 clove garlic
Salt, pepper
Oil for frying
Some flour
3 cups tomato sauce

Place the minced meat in a bowl and add the eggs, the parsley, the garlic and the grated onions. Soak the bread and squeeze excess moisture. Add it to the meat mixture along with salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients well. Make small round shapes and flatten them by hand until they are about one centimeter thick.

Coat the meatballs lightly with flour and fry them in very hot oil.

Optionally, prepare the meatballs with tomato sauce, as follows: Place the fried meatballs in a pan with the prepared tomato sauce. Allow them to cook for about 15 minutes over a medium fire.

Another option is to serve cold with Tzatziki sauce:
1 lb. 2 oz. strained yogurt
1 cucumber
4-5 cloves grated garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and Pepper

Drain the cucumber. Mix the yogurt and the cucumber in a bowl. Add the garlic. Pour in the olive oil and vinegar alternately mixing with a mixer Serve it as an appetizer.

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