Your online resource

for all things culinary

HOME Search this Site All Recipes Special Sections Articles &  Resources Kitchen Equipment Food & Health Growing Food Directories

Missing an Ingredient ?




Keftedakia       HT  HD  PFC Greek 50mins plus chilling


Serves 4-8 as part of a mezethes plate  


Hot  Beef   Herbs  Alcohol    Appetizer  Starter  Party Food  Hors d'oeuvre   Greece Mediterranean  Europe



2 slices White Bread, crusts removed 

3 tbsp Ouzo 

2 tbsp Olive Oil 

1 small Onion, finely chopped 

325g/12oz Minced Beef 

1 Egg 

1 tbsp freshly chopped Mint 

1 Garlic Clove, crushed 

1 teasp Dried Oregano 

Black pepper 

Plain Flour to coat 

Oil for shallow frying




1. Place the bread in a small mixing bowl, pour the ouzo over the bread and leave to soak for 5 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large mixing bowl.


3. Add the soaked bread, beef, egg, mint, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Mix well until thoroughly combined.


4. Shape the mixture into balls about the size of a large walnut, roll the balls in the flour to lightly coat and refrigerate for 1 hour.


5. Preheat the oven to low. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until hot and fry the meatballs in one layer (you'll have to do this in 3 or 4 batches) for 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked through and browned on all sides.


6. Transfer the meatballs to an ovenproof platter and keep warm in the oven whilst you cook the  remaining meatballs. Serve hot.


Great to serve at parties too. Just double or treble the recipe and serve on cocktail sticks.




More Hors d'oeuvre Recipes  |  What's in Season  |  Growing Vegetables




 Follow us  


Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

Related Recipes and Information

Other Hors d'oeuvre recipes

More fish Hors d'oeuvre Recipes

More Vegetarian Hors d'oeuvre


 Sign up for Free E-mailings

For lots of great kitchen equipment

Still not found what you're looking for?


Try our search facility. Type in your main ingredient (s) or what you have available and allow us to whisk you up a recipe in seconds!



About Us  |  Contact Us  |    Private Privacy  |   Media Resources  |  Links  |  Sitemap  |  Printing Recipes  |   Abbreviations on this site  


This Web Site was designed and created by Copyright © 2000 to date [Recipes4us] All rights reserved.

 Some Photos ©