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This was a great recipe but I made a few changes to suit our tastes. First it is very important to soak the milk in bread as suggested. Also, make sure to grate the onion right into the bowl so you can integrate the juice from the grated onion. I used a generous amount of parsely instead of the mint. I skipped dredging in flour and instead used olive oil for health purposes. These are a hit every time!!!
This was part of our "dippable dinner" night. I used whole wheat bread instead of white. I also let this meatball mixture sit for 20 minutes before forming it into the meatballs. We really liked these--especially the boys which really surprized me. They ate a lot they loved dipping it in the tzatziki sauce with the homemade pita chips. HUGE hit. I'll make this again for sure.
I made this with 3 slices of white bread and it was pretty sloppy; I added just one large egg to bind the mixture but it was so wet I had to throw in some breadcrumbs (maybe half a cup). We enjoyed them but I would add more salt next time. I served them in pitas with lettuce tomatoes onion and a yogurt/Ranch/garlic powder dressing. Not bad at all. Thanks!
These are really good. I'm giving them four stars because I changed several things. I used all ground beef plus fresh mint and also added some fresh marjarom since I had it. For the bread I used some herbed black olive bread that I had on hand and I only used one egg for about a pound of meat. I started soaking the bread in the milk then threw it in the food processor along with the salt and pepper herbs and garlic. This made a little bread 'paste' that I then added to the meat with the egg. I used about a teaspoon of salt for one pound of meat.
We really liked these meatballs. Based on other reviewers advice I cut the amount of egg in half. Also I cut the amount of mint in half. My mint was home dried and strong. I served the meatballs on pita bread using the yogurt sauce recipe from the "warm greek pita sandwiches with cucumber yogurt sauce" recipe on this site. We will make this again! Thanks.
A few changes: 2 pieces of bread; one egg is fine. (Try with one egg first and you'll understand that 4 is not needed, it would be WAY too much.) I added 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs (more flavorful than bread). I substituted Greek seasoning instead of salt and pepper and a pound of beef, not lamb. My mom made the meatballs smaller than a golf ball so the recipe made 30 for me. I put them the oven (no flour necessary) at 350 for 25 minutes and was pleased with the results. Cold leftovers are good too! 5 stars from a Greek ;)
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