‘The Best Keftédes’ – Sofia Badá
500gm beef mince
2 cloves of garlic
200 gm breadcrumbs
1 tab dry oregano
1 tab dry mint
1 tab finely chopped fresh mint
1 tab finely chopped fresh oregano
30ml white wine vinegar
2 tabs olive oil
A little cold water – for mixing
Salt and pepper to taste
Flour for dusting
Oil for frying
Put the onion and garlic in a food processor, and chop well. Alternatively, grate the onion and crush the garlic.
In a large bowl put the mince, breadcrumbs, all the herbs, olive oil, vinegar and seasoning. Knead well for about 10 minutes – if necessary, add a little water. The mixture should be a thick paste.
If possible, leave the mixture to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Shape into balls, as described above.
Dust with flour and fry gently in olive oil.