Keftedes, a classic Greek dish, are a type of meatball recipe made using herbs familiar to Mediterraneans. Greek meatballs require clove, mint, and parsley, and are a bit smaller than their Italian cousins.
INGREDIENTS 2 medium sized Spanish onions, peeled and roughly chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled
1 medium tomato, roughly chopped
2 pounds ground veal (substitute chicken or pork if desired)
1/2 tablespoon kosher sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black eppper
3/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 cups cubed bread, soaked in water, squeezed and drained
3 tablespoons EVOO
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1) Blend the onion, garlic, and tomato in a food processor.
2) Place the onion mixture in a large bowl and combine it with all of the other ingredients by hand.
3) Cover the mixture tightly, and allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
4) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
5) From the meat mixture, form 2" balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray
6) Bake meatballs to reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit, about 35 minutes.
7) Remove and allow to rest.