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Keftedes - Greek Meatballs Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Keftedes - Greek Meatballs

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place the lemon juice in a large bowl. Coarsely grate the potatoes into the lemon juice, stirring well to prevent browning. Stir in the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, mint, cinnamon, lemon zest, eggs, and salt and pepper. Mix well, and shape into oblong balls about 1 inch thick and 2 inches wide.
  3. Place meatballs in hot oil in batches; do not crowd. Fry until golden brown, and cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes per batch. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If desired, the onion can be chopped in a food processor. Process until very fine and mushy.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 13, 2009

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2013

Didn't find these to be like what I know. Added cinnamon, allspice and fresh dill, rolled them in flour before frying and I got what I was looking for. I also serve this on lemon/parmesan orzo with a healthy squeeze of lemon

 

16 Ratings

Aug 24, 2009

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...

 
Mar 23, 2009

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!!!!

 
Apr 13, 2009

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.

 
Jan 18, 2012

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)

 
Aug 26, 2012

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.

 
May 21, 2012

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1977 mg
  • 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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