Meatballs | Keftedakia

Meatballs | Keftedakia

When I think of this food simultaneously I think of trips. That’s because this dish is a must for excursions and picnic.

The Greek meatballs are made from pork mixed with beef mince and several other ingredients like egg, stale bread, extra virgin olive oil, parsley, dill, crushed onion (using a grater), salt, oregano and black pepper. Some additional components can also be added in the recipe but the ones I just mentioned are used in its classic version. All these components are kneaded (usually using our arms) to become a mixture, which will be then molded into small balls before they are finally fried in olive oil under a relatively low heat in order to be cooked well also from the inside.

Because of their shape they are easy to be eaten and thus are an ideal menu for picnics which the Greeks do not fail. When still warm you can put on them butter and fresh lemon juice …. hmmm I already feel their smell and taste.. Abroad (I mean outside from Greece) I have ordered several times meatballs (having in taste in my mind) .. I can say (without being biased) that there is no issue getting into the logic to compare the flavors. There is just no comparison. If you do not like meatballs but you haven’t tried the Greek meatballs please do not miss this dish. When you try it you’ll understand what I mean.

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