Cocktail Meatballs (Keftethes) Recipe

This cocktail meatballs recipe is prepared with round steaks of veal and lamb. Browned and cooked with onions, the cocktail meatballs are seasoned and fried and served hot with drinks. Easy to prepare and flavored with mnt, oregano and parsley, the herbed cocktail meatballs can be served with a hot sauce if desired.


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 Onion1 Large, minced
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Freshly ground round steak1 1⁄2 Pound (1/2 Each Of Lamb And Veal)
 Cracker meal3 Tablespoon
 Firm type bread2 Cup (32 tbs), crusts removed
 Chopped parsley6 Tablespoon
 Oregano2 Teaspoon, crushed
 Mint1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Cup (32 tbs), heated to 365 degrees fahrenheit (For Deep Frying)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4130 Calories from Fat 1830

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 205 g316.1%

Saturated Fat 60.1 g300.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 843 mg281%

Sodium 3811.9 mg158.8%

Total Carbohydrates 367 g122.5%

Dietary Fiber 29 g116%

Sugars 19.5 g

Protein 205 g410%

Vitamin A 181.7% Vitamin C 250.3%

Calcium 82.2% Iron 179.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Brown half of onion in 2 tablespoons oil in a small frying pan.
Mix with the uncooked onion and add to meat in a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients except flour and oil.
Toss lightly with two forks to mix thoroughly.
Dust hands with flour.
Roll a small amount of meat at a time between palms, shaping into a ball.
To heated fat in deep fryer, add the meatballs a layer at a time.
Fry until browned on all sides (about 12 minutes).
Serve hot.