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Lamb Keftedes

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This came from my great grandmother (yia yia)
  Diced onion 5 Cup (80 tbs) (Small)
  White bread slice 1 (With The Crust Cut Off)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 25 Cup (400 tbs) (Use Flat Leaf Variety)
  Mint 6 , chopped
  Fresh ground pepper To Taste
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cinnamon 1 Pinch
  Ground lamb 1 Pound
  Ground beef 5 Pound
  Egg 1
  Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Frying)
  Seasoning To Taste (Penney's Greek)

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan with some 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook until translucent. Put the bread in a dish and add the milk - set aside. Chop the parsley and mint. Add the lamb, beef, herbs, salt & pepper, and bread and mix well. Add in the onion and incorporate throughly. Add the egg and mix. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into golf ball sized rounds. Add 1 cup of flower to a plate and add 1 tablespoon of the Greek seasoning and mix in. Roll the balls in the flour and add to a pan with about .25 inch of olive oil. Fry in batches over medium low heat until cooked through and GBD. Eat and Enjoy...

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meaty, Juicy
Deep Fried
Everyday, Healthy
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
I can remember helping my great grandmother make these when I was 5. Good food memories... :) Nikko
Greek Lamb Meatballs
Lamb Keftedes is a South Asian meatballs dish replicated all over the world with little variations. Here we have a recipe from the chef's grandma which is in Italian style. No rocket science behind the dish but a little involved recipe to keep you on your toes. All the efforts are worth for they are extremely delicious.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 895 Calories from Fat 698

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 78 g119.9%

Saturated Fat 25 g124.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 178.7 mg59.6%

Sodium 242 mg10.1%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g3.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 41 g82.6%

Vitamin A 107.6% Vitamin C 148.8%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 37.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Lamb Keftedes Recipe Video, Greek Lamb Meatballs