Keftedes – Greek Meatballs

Actually these meatballs are technically a Cypriot recipe, but from wherever it hails, they are delicous. What I love about these meatballs, besides the taste, is that they contain no breadcrumbs. These cleverly use potato and a little baking powder.  But please don’t say I didn’t warn you, they are addictive !


500g minced pork
2 large potatoes (Grated with water squeezed out)
1 large onion (finely chopped)
Handful of chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried mint
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
½ -1 tsp sea salt
Couple of grinds of black pepper


1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

2. Mould into various shaped even size balls about the size of walnuts.

2. Heat olive oil in a pan.  Fry on all sides until golden brown.

3. Serve with lemon, Greek salad, Greek roast potato and Tzatziki.

Makes about 20-22 keftedes.



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Welcome to Soul Kitchen Blog. Sure food ultimately is fuel for the body but made with love is so much more and truly nourishes the soul. As cliche as it sounds, life really is too short to eat bad food and drink bad wine. I have a passion for cooking and a love of good food. I am committed to my quest of searching for fabulous recipes that just so happen to be gluten free. In recent years I discovered that I have intolerance to gluten and whilst its changed my eating habits somewhat, I refuse to allow it to limit my choices to eat well or make those that I cook for feel that they are missing out on anything. My mandate is simple... Feed the body and nourish the soul. I look forward to sharing my journey with you ....
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