Keftedàkia ( Greek Meatballs)
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer / Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • ½ kilo ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 130 gr. stale bread
  • 1 tsp spearmint, dried
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp of parsley finely chopped
  • A handful of cheese, I used emental but any yellow cheese would do
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Flour to coat the keftedakia
  • Olive oil for frying them
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a bowl put the bread and soak it in water.
  2. In another bowl put all the other ingredients.
  3. Remove the bread from the water and drain it very well, so as to become something like a pulp.
  4. Add it to the rest of the ingredients and knead with your hands until everything is incorporated.
  5. In a plate add the flour.
  6. Take in your palm a small quantity and roll it to become a small ball.
  7. Put it in the flour and roll it so as to be coated with flour.
  8. Repeat with the rest of the ground meat.
  9. In a deep pot pour about 1½ cups of olive oil.
  10. Put the pot on the stove in high heat and when the oil is ready fry the meat balls in batches.
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