Keftedes is a delicious Greek meatball recipe.

Greek Meatball Recipe

It is a versatile meal that can be used in many ways.
Include it in a platter of mezedes to have as snacks with a drink. It can be served hot or cold which makes them ideal to have on a picnic or to put in a lunch box.


Serve as a main meal with salad, tzatziki and chips. Make a souvlaki with pita and tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and onion and replace the meat with keftedes.

Children love this meatball recipe, its healthy and tastes great. Cook some meatballs for your next children's party.

This Greek recipe for meatballs is different to other meatball recipes which come in a sauce and are often served with spagetti. These are little balls of mince, rolled in flour and fried.


1 egg, lighly beaten
2 thick slices white bread, crusts removed
1 medium size onion, finely chopped, or grated
1 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh mint
1 clove garlic, crushed
500g beef or lamb mince
salt and black pepper

For Frying
plain flour - coating
veg oil - frying
lemon wedges - serving


Soak the 2 slices of white bread briefly in water.
Remove and squeeze out all the water from the bread.
In a large bowl, add the bread, beaten egg, onion, garlic, herbs, mince.
Season well with freshly ground salt and pepper.
Mix together until well combined.

Take spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into walnut sized balls.
Place on a tray or plate, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
Place flour on a plate and roll each meatball lightly in the flour.

In a large heavy based frying pan heat the oil until very hot and fry the meatballs for 3-4 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden all over.
These meatballs can be shallow or deep fried.

Drain on absorbent paper and serve with lemon wedges.

Kali Orexi - Bon Appetit

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