Keftedes by Kouzounas Kitchen

Keftedes by Kouzounas Kitchen

Something very special for you all today! My lovely fellow Greek blogger Krystina Kalapothakos who runs the wonderful food blog Kouzounas Kitchen, has been kind enough to let me share her Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) recipe on here.

As well as being a talented chef who has worked at some of the world’s top restaurants and cooked for a number of celebs, Krystina is also a successful hairstylist.

For more links to Krystina’s recipes you can click on the logo I designed for her on the right hand side menu.  

Keftedes- Greek Meatballs 

This is a super easy recipe, and you can add in soo many kinds of ingredients to make these flavorful. I usually add mint, basil, and garlic to these appetizers. Check the recipe out below and let me know your thoughts.


4 slices of sour dough bread- crumbled

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 white onion- minced

1 bunch of fresh mint- chopped

1 bunch of fresh basil- chopped

salt, pepper to taste

1/2 pound of ground beef

2 eggs

1/4 tsp of extra virgin olive oil- and more for frying

1/2 cup of all purpose flour for rolling the meatballs into


In a food processor, add the onion, garlic, mint, basil, and seasonings. Add the onion mixture to a medium size bowl. Add in the bread crumbs, and eggs. Mix to combine and then add the olive oil.

Prepare a saucepan, with olive oil over medium heat. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and place the balls into a plate with flour. Coat each meatball with flour and then dust it off slightly. Repeat the process until all the meat mixture is gone.

When the saucepan is hot, add about 4-5 meatballs at a time to the pan, and cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Drain on a paper towel when the meatballs are done. Serve with tzatziki & fresh lemon juice.

* Great with rice pilaf or a vegetable dish.

– Kali Orexi!

Thanks Krystina! 🙂

Photo credit: Nestor Z Photography


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  1. 23rd May 2014 / 4:48 am

    Thank you Ekaterina for sharing my recipe, and plenty more to come from Kouzounas Kitchen. 🙂 Exharisto koukla mou. 🙂

  2. 15th May 2014 / 7:19 am

    I love Greek cuisine, so HL=huge like, dear Katie… 🙂

  3. Elise McCune
    9th May 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Reblogged this on what elise wrote and commented:
    Kouzounas Kitchen …wonderful food blog

  4. 9th May 2014 / 10:12 pm

    I remember these, back in the days when I was an omnivore. Yum, indeed ! And alliterative as well ! [grin]

  5. 9th May 2014 / 5:40 pm

    I’m intrigued. I’ve never rolled meatballs in flour before cooking. Does that give them a crisp exterior? Must try.

    • EBotziou
      9th May 2014 / 5:49 pm

      It’s all about the flour!

      • 9th May 2014 / 8:36 pm

        Meatballs for dinner tomorrow!!! 🙂

  6. 9th May 2014 / 2:55 pm

    That’s Saturday’s food sorted!

    • EBotziou
      9th May 2014 / 3:10 pm

      And leftovers for Sunday!

  7. MM Jaye
    9th May 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Just when I was thinking what to cook for Saturday! Excellent!

  8. 9th May 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Wonderful – just how I had them in Crete with the basil and mint combined. Great recipe I make over and over,

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