Keftedes - Greek Meatballs

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
500g RSPCA Assured minced beef or lamb
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 slices of bread soaked in red wine
1 large bunch mint, finely chopped
50g Parmesan, finely grated
Fairtrade salt and pepper
2 RSPCA Assured eggs, beaten
Fairtrade olive oil

"It doesn’t take that much effort to look for ethical food such as RSPCA Assured or Fairtrade when you’re shopping. And it makes such a difference to the lives of farm animals and to the people who grow so much of our food – giving them all a better quality of life.

You can serve these with green salad with feta cheese and black olives or spaghetti with tomato sauce."

1. Place the mince, onion and garlic in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the bread, mint and Parmesan cheese. Season and add the eggs. Mix well together.

2. Leave to stand in fridge for 24 hours.

3. Make into meatballs approx 4cm in diameter.

4. When ready to cook the meatballs, coat in flour and fry in hot olive oil until browned and thoroughly cooked.

5. Once cooked place the meatballs on to kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

Recipe donated by Julia Bradbury

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