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
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! 🙂
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