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Cyprus Recipes – Keftedes – Meatballs


  • 600g ground pork meat (mincemeat)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 100g fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinammon or all-spice
  • 1 tbsp salt and freshly milled pepper to taste
  • Corn oil or Vegetable oil or olive oil for frying
Keftedes (Meat Balls)

Keftedes (Meat Balls)


  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Once ready to cook add about an inch of the oil to a hard-base frying pan and heat.
  • Take small amounts of the mincemeat mix and form small balls of about 1 1/2 inches diameter and add to the frying pan. Do this in batches of 4 or 5 balls at a time. Fry them for a few minutes on one side and roll the balls over and fry the other side.
  • Remove when browned all over and add to kitchen paper covered bowl to soak up the excess oil.
  • Serve as part of a meze or for a quick snack.
  • Makes about 20 – 30 meatballs

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