"Here is a fried Greek meatball - Cyprian style. These are made with grated potatoes; a little different than the islands of Greece. Squeeze some lemon on them and have a taste of Cyprus." — Constantina
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oil for frying
fresh lemon juice
white potatoes, peeled
dry bread crumbs
chopped fresh parsley
dried mint, crushed
zest from 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
I love this recipe, but i don't add any potato to it. Instead of frying, i bake them in the oven for 30mins at 350F, if they were cold to start with.
As long as I have been anticipating trying this recipe, when I prepared it I did not care for it. The dried mint seems to overpower all of the other ingredients. I used three methods after preparing beef mixture: frying; baking and grilling these meatballs, however all three methods did not meet my satisfaction. I understand recipe says to deep fried them, but unfortunately meatballs came out very crispy.
i really like this recipe...i follow the recipe as is..i fried them at suggested temperature and i had no problem. the only thing i change was i used 1lb grounded pork and 1lb grounded beef. i didn't use lemon zest and i added a teaspoon of oregano..and they came great.. i hope this helps out people who are afraid to fried this meatballs...
Yum!!!! I grilled on the Foreman rather than frying (cut a large potato in half and set the pieces upright in the bottom corners to keep the lid from smashing the meatballs) and served with spaghetti noodles tossed with garlic oil and basil. My husband loved them!!!!
These meatballs are DELICIOUS, but very greasy. And it's hard to not burn them at the temperature suggested. My thermometer said 275 degrees, and I still couldn't get them both cooked through and not burned. I baked the second half of the batch at about 400 degrees for maybe 30 minutes. I also didn't have any parsley or lemon. I'm excited to include those ingredients next time.
These were very good! However, I baked them (uncovered) at 400 degrees until done, then I poured a simple pasta sauce over them and baked them for just a few more minutes then sprinkled feta on top. They were DELICIOUS! (I served with white rice)
These were ok. Next time I make these I'm going to cut back on the mint as it was overpowering and add about 1 tablespoon crushed garlic to add to make these less bland.
My elder mom whom I take care of every Sunday just loved this. I was loking for something with mint and basil and different and this fit the bill and fill our bellies, quite Yummy! I served it with Tzatzike Sauce for dipping.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Keftedes - Greek Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 317
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