Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

I love everything Greek! Growing up in Germany, I ate Greek food on a regular basis, and the food was as authentic as could be. Greek chefs and restaurant owners (as well as other members of the Western European community) were only a hop and a skip away, and moving to another country to open a restaurant was considerably easy back then. Ergo: most of  the foreign restaurants were very authentic. Of course one of my best and longest friends is also from Greece, so yes, I love everything Greek! This turned out to be one of those dishes that I couldn’t stop eating once I finished it…..

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 red onion (grated or cut very small)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 pinch dried mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • flour for dredging

In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except flour and oil for frying), and mix well. Cover with Saran Wrap and let it rest for a minimum of one hour in the refrigerator.

Roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch balls and dredge them in the flour. Fry them until nicely browned on all sides. Serve with Tzatziki and Herb Butter Rice!

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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