Along with being healthy, Greek food is about simple classic cooking with fresh flavours. Keftedakia or Greek Fried Meatballs is a popular dish from Greece, which is filled with flavour. This recipe by Cooktube allows you to create it at home and to serve it piping hot with a Greek dipping sauce. Also Read - Kadai Paneer Recipe: Follow These Easy Steps on How to Make This Dhaba Style Dish at Home
The video below will give you a step by step view of the preparation and making of this delicious dish. Also Read - Kachori Recipe: Miss Eating Out? Here's an Indian Street Snack You Can Make at Home
Prep time: 1 hr 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 1 hr 45 mins Also Read - Honey Butter Chicken Recipe: Fried Chicken Never Tasted Better! Here's How You Can Make it at Home
What All You Need:
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 & Pepper to taste
How to Make:
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.