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Greek Meat Balls

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Ingredients
  French bread slice 4
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground beef 2 Pound
  Onion 1 Small, grated or finely chopped
  Cracker meal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Celery seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Monosodium glutamate 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Use Which Is Left In The Frying Pan)
  Catsup 4 Ounce (1/2 Bottle)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

Remove crusts from French bread; pour water over bread and let stand until it absorbs moisture.
Add ground beef, chopped onion, cracker meal, parsley, salt, celery seeds, pepper, monosodium glutamate, cheese, and eggs to the bread, and work ingredients with your hands until soft and well blended.
Drop meat mixture, a tablespoon at a time, into flour; roll each tablespoonful of meat into a ball, and roll balls in flour until all the moist spots disappear.
Into a heavy frying pan, pour olive oil to a depth of 1/2 inch; heat oil until you can brown a bread cube in 1 minute.
Drop a few of the meat balls in the pan at one time.
Brown well, turning only once.
Remove and keep warm while you finish browning all the meat.
Bring oil, catsup, and water to a boil; add meat balls.
Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, turning meat balls only once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday

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