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Keftedes Recipe Greek

Keftedes Recipe (Greek Meatballs)

Keftedes! An all-star keftedes recipe, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Packed with rich flavors and aromas, serve this keftedes recipe as a gorgeous meze.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword keftedes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal


  • 500 g. / 1.1 lb minced meat half beef, half pork
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1/3 white vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tbsp spearmint dried
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp dill diced
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • sunflower oil to fry
  • all-purpose flour to coat


  • In a large bowl, add the minced meat with the white vinegar. Mix until well blended.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, onion, egg, herbs, salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  • Use your hands to mix well for a few minutes until the mixture is quite smooth and very well combined.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. This makes the keftedes easier to roll and helps retain round shape when cooking.
  • Measure out even amounts of minced meat, then roll into round meatballs.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a large, deep frying skillet pan. Use enough oil to cover the surface of the pan.
  • Dredge meatballs lightly in flour, shaking off if excess. Then place in the skillet. Cook in batches, for 3-4 minutes, rolling over, until beautifully browned on both sides. 
  • Remove from pan and transfer on a plate lined with paper to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve in a meze platter while still warm.