Cypriot Recipes

Cypriot Meatballs (Köfte / keftedes)

KeftedesMeatballs are a worldwide popular dish. A meatball is always ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as breadcrumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter and seasonings. Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce.

Cypriot meatballs are always made with ground pork or beef and grated raw potato and are full of flavour of Cyprus which can be mint or cinnamon or lemon or a mixture of all.

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Ingredients

Grated potatoes1 kg minced meat (beef or pork or a combination of both)

3-4 potatoes, grated

3/4 bunch parsley, finely chopped

2 onions, finely chopped

2 eggs

dried mint

oil for deep frying

2 slices of bread soaked in water and strained

cinnamon

salt, pepper

Preparation

– After draining the grated potatoes add them to the minced meat.

Keftedes_2– Add the rest of the ingredients, parsley, bread, onions, eggs, mint, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

– Mix well and mould into oval or round balls.

– Deep fry in oil.

– Accompany with fried potatoes and salad.

Source: moa.gov.cy