Greek Meatballs In Avgolemono Sauce (Keftedes me Avgolemono)

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This is another way of preparing meatballs and is especially popular in the Agrinion area (NW Greece). We have already seen the recipe for Avgolemono soup (Avgo means egg and Lemoni is lemon) and in this recipe, we are using it as a sauce for the meatballs or keftedes.


For the meatballs
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

For the sauce
2 tablespoons flour
100 ml extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 2 medium lemons
Yolk from 1 large egg
1 litre water


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

Make medium-size balls from the mixture.

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

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil, then add the flour and stir well for 3 minutes.

Add 1 litre water and mix well.

Add the meatballs and simmer for 30 minutes, until the sauce is slightly thick.

Beat the egg yolk thoroughly.

Add the lemon juice to the egg and keep beating.

Add 5-6 tablespoons of the sauce to the egg and lemon mixture and stir well.

Add this mixture to the meatballs in the sauce, shake the pan and remove from the heat.

Serve with a sprinkling of pepper and fresh mint on top.

If you've tried this recipe please rate it!

Eat and Enjoy!

Greek Meatballs In Avgolemono Sauce (Keftedes me Avgolemono) Recipe
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Unknown said...

Hello my friend, I stopped by to see what you were cooking today and low and behold, it is the same thing I am cooking today for supper. This recipe is the best I have ever made. Better than when I was in Greece and my husband's Aunt made it for us. Kudos to you and your cooking talent.

symposio said...

Thanks DC! It seems we're 'in tune' :)

harry seenthing said...

hhhmmmmm is very yummi....

Naoko said...

This looks very delicious, one of my friends just came back from visiting Greece and she was telling me the food was great. So I had to come by and see if I could make something for the family. This is one I will try. Thanks

Unknown said...

My family loves this recipe! We have made it many times and every time everyone says how great it is! Well done!

symposio said...

Peri - So glad you like it! Many thanks! :)

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