Greek Keftedakia (small meatballs)

The classic Greek meatballs are called Keftedes and Keftedakia are a smaller version of them (akia at the end of a word in Greek means "small" in the plural). They can be eaten as a snack, as a meze with ouzo and/or beer or just as part of a buffet meal. Children love these! And they are easy and quick to prepare!


1kg minced beef
1 large onion very finely chopped
Bunch of chopped parsley
A few leaves chopped mint
2 slices dry, white bread soaked in milk and well drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 whole egg
1 cup plain flour
1 ½ cup vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste


Apart from the flour and the vegetable oil, mix all the other ingredients together well.

Roll the mixture into small balls approx. the size of large walnuts.

Roll the balls in flour and then deep fry them for 15 minutes.

If you've tried this recipe please rate it!

Eat and Enjoy


durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi There,

I'm from the Philippines, and there are Greek restaurants here too. But I've never seen these recipes before, they look so appetizing and delicious too!

One question i have which you have not disclosed is...How many does each dish serve?

There are only four of us now in the household and I wouldn't want anything left uneaten. Can you please indicate what the serving numbers are? Thanks. I love to cook and to eat too! :-)--Durano, done!

LisiBee said...

These meatballs sound very tasty, and easy to make too! I'll be trying these soon, I think. :)

gblogger said...

Durano - Thanks for your comment! I've now added information in the blog introduction regarding no. of servings. They are for 4 -6, but we never waste anything as whatever is left over we eat the following day - and it's still tasty!


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Anonymous said...

This looks just like what we call Kufta in Azerbaijan. I love them! You have a nice cute blog here:)

tasterussian said...

Yeah, it's pretty similar as Russian's kutlets (meatballs), we think this is a traditional Russian dish. LOL
Anyway, thanks for sharing

McHughsrus said...

hey ya, my nine year old daughter had to do an assignment at her school on Greece, which ended up with her having to make a speech and bringing a sample of Greek food so we made Keftedakias. You will be happy and proud to know that they were demolished, the kids loved them as did the adults that had a chance to taste them. I will probably put up a big batch to be part of our Chrissy lunch next week. Thnak you so much. Darren Claire and Chloe

symposio said...

McHughsrus - We're so glad to hear that! We've always found that kids (large and small!) love these and you can never make enough of them.

Hope you enjoy them over Christmas and that you have a very, very happy Christmas and New Year!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how many this serves?

symposio said...

It serves 4 - 6 people.

Mary said...

Almost all Greek food retains it's good quality rewarmed the next day.

Anonymous said...

Can these be oven cooked or pan fried?

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