Monday, September 27, 2010
Welcome to Greek Week!
In honor of our Blog's 1st birthday (they grow up so quickly...) this Saturday, we are sharing recipes of our favorite Greek foods all week! That way, you can have your own Greek feast to celebrate with us.
Kicking off our Greek week is a simple, Greek-twist on a classic meatball recipe. We've made this many times and always love the result. It's originally from our Perfect Greek cookbook.
1 lb lean ground beef (or lamb)
1 medium onion, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 c bread crumbs
1 Tbsp fresh mint
1 Tbsp fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 eggs, beaten
1. put the ground beef in a bowl. Grate in the onion, add garlic, bread crumbs, mint and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix them all up. Then add the beaten egg and mix again until it is all stuck together.
2. Wet your paws (or hands, if that's what you've got) and roll the mixture into balls. Put the meatballs on skewers.
3. Grill or broil the skewers for about 10 min, or until fully cooked. We prefer to grill them, but broiling works fine. If you are broiling, you will need to brush the pan with olive oil and occasionally brush the meat.
That's it! A little messy, but super easy and delicious.
We'll have a few other options coming soon for the main course of your feast but this is a yummy one.