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How to Make Greek Keftedes With Mint Candy

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Learn how to make these delicious Greek keftedes infused with mint candy.

Learn how to make these delicious Greek keftedes infused 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 mint candy. You can also do the same with your favorite mint candy. Enjoy this juicy and delicious meatball at home!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

30 pieces

The ingredients for my own version of Greek keftedes.

The ingredients for my own version of Greek keftedes.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams pork, ground
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 8 pieces mint candy, crushed (use your favorite variety); approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons when crushed
  • 1 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

Utensils:

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

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  3. Roll the mixture into balls, using about 1 tablespoon per ball. Arrange the balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Cook the meatballs for about 20 minutes until lightly browned. Turn the meatballs from time to time to ensure even cooking.
  5. Serve with bread or pasta.
The keftedes on the baking sheet.

The keftedes on the baking sheet.

The finished product. This is what the interior of the keftedes looks like.

The finished product. This is what the interior of the keftedes looks like.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use fresh oregano or parsley if available.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Keep all the accumulated oil surrounding the meatballs. Use this to flavor fried rice.
  4. Add any sauce variations to level up your meatballs.
  5. Oil your hands when molding the balls to prevent the mixture from sticking.
You can save the drippings from the keftedes and use them as seasoning in other dishes.

You can save the drippings from the keftedes and use them as seasoning in other dishes.

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