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Keftedes - Greek Meatballs

Keftedes - Greek Meatballs

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Constantina

Constantina

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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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 1977 mg
  • 79%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Reviews

Deb
25

Deb

5/13/2009

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.

Tinak
11

Tinak

8/24/2009

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...

amy
10

amy

3/23/2009

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!!!!

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