How to Make Greek Keftedes With Mint Candy
Greek keftedes are a popular Greek appetizer typically served with pita bread or pasta. They can be fried or baked. In my version, I replaced the fresh mint with my favorite candy mint. You can also do the same with your favorite candy mint. Enjoy this juicy and delicious meatball at home!
- 250 grams pork, ground
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 8 pieces mint candy, crushed (any of your favorite); approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons when crushed
- 1 piece egg
- 4 pieces garlic clove, minced
- 1 small piece onion, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
For Preparing the Ingredients:
- 1 Medium Bowl
- 4 Small Bowls
- 1 Plate
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
For Cooking the Dish:
- Baking Sheet
- Silicon Mat or Wax Paper
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C
- Roll into 1 tablespoon balls. Arrange it into a baking sheet lined with wax paper or silicone baking mat.
- Cook the meatballs for about 20 minutes until lightly browned. Turn the meatballs from time to time to evenly cook.
- Serve with bread or pasta.
Tips and Techniques
- Use fresh oregano or parsley if available.
- Mix all the ingredients until smooth.
- Keep all the accumulated oil surrounding the meatballs. Use this to flavor fried rice.
- Add any sauce variations to level up your meatballs.
- Oil hands when molding the balls to prevent the mixture from sticking.
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