*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Greek Keftethes  ( meatballs)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Medium        onion minced
    2      tb            Olive oil
    2      tb            Butter
    1      c             Soft white bread crumbs
    3                    Egg yolks
    2      Cloves        garlic minced
    2      ts            Salt
      1/2  t             Dried oregano
    3      tb            Chopped flat parsley
    2      lb            Ground beef
    3      tb            Lemon juice or red wine
                         Fresh ground pepper
                         Fresh oregano
 
   In skillet heat half the oil and half the butter and
   saute onion until golden. Place in bowl. Add bread
   crumbs, 1/2 cup water, egg yolks, garlic, salt,
   oregano and parsley.Mix well. Add ground beef and mix
   well again. Let stand 30 minutes to blend flavors.
   Form into one inch balls for appetizers or three inch
   ovals for entree. In same skillet heat remaining oil
   and butter and saute meatballs, turning to brown all
   sides. Transfer to serving dish.Pour lemon juice or
   red wine into skillet. Bring to a boil and scrape
   drippings.Pour over meatballs. Grind on coarse black
   pepper.Sprinkle lightly with fresh minced
   oregano.Note: often chopped fresh mint or fresh
   spinach is added to the meatballs mixture.
 
 
 
 
 
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