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Elham AbolFateh

Kitchen

Keftedakia (Greek Fried Meatballs)

Tuesday 30/April/2019 - 10:16 AM
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Ingredients
400g Ground Red Meat (Lamb Beef)
3 Cloves Garlic، minced
2 Bread Slices
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
¾ Onion، finely chopped
1 Whole Egg
⅓ Cup Mint Leaves، finely chopped
2½ Teaspoon Olive Oil + for shallow frying
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Soak bread slices in cold water in a bowl. Once the bread has soaked enough water، squeeze and drain out the water by pressing between the hands. Mash the squeezed bread and keep aside.
In a large bowl، combine ground meat، onion، garlic، egg، soaked bread، mint، oregano، oil، salt and pepper. Mix well to form a dough like ball.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator to chill for an hour.
Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
Drain any excess water that is released from the meat.
Next، heat oil over medium-low heat in a pan for shallow frying.
In the meantime، make 16 small balls out of the minced meat mixture. Apply water repeatedly to the hands to avoid the meat mix getting stuck to your hand.
Now، add meatballs to the heated oil and let them cook in batches till golden brown. Keep turning to allow even colouring.
Once cooked، drain on a paper towel، transfer to a serving platter and serve hot with Greek yoghurt dip.

Edited by: Yara Sameh

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