Keftedes - Greek Meatballs


Cuisine : Greek
Calories : 627
Type : Non Vegetarian
Serving Size : 6
Course : Dessert
Preparation Time : 50  Min

INGREDIENTS
No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Lemon juice 1/4 Cup
2 Oil
3 Potato 5
4 Ground beef 2 Pound
5 Onion 1
6 Dried bread crumbs 3/4 Cup
7 Parsley 1 Cup
8 Mint leaves 1/3 Cup
9 Ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
10 Lemon zest 1
11 Egg 2
12 Salt 1 & 1/2 Tablespoon
13 Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
14 Lemon wedges

Recipe Details
Here is a fried Greek meatball - Cyprian style. These are made with grated potatoes; a little different than the islands of Greece. Squeeze some lemon on them and have a taste of Cyprus

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place the lemon juice in a large bowl. Coarsely grate the potatoes into the lemon juice, stirring well to prevent browning. Stir in the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, mint, cinnamon, lemon zest, eggs, and salt and pepper. Mix well, and shape into oblong balls about 1 inch thick and 2 inches wide.
  3. Place meatballs in hot oil in batches, do not crowd. Fry until golden brown, and cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes per batch. 

Garnishing Instructions
Not available.

Serving Instructions
Serve with lemon wedges.

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