Veal Keftedes with feta cheese
Category: Main dishes
Serves : 6
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes
680 g (1.5 lbs) minced veal
1 egg yolk
250 ml (1 cup) onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
15 ml (1 tablespoon) Dijon mustard
60 ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
60 ml (1/4 cup) breadcrumbs
Juice of 1 lemon
190 ml (3/4 cup) feta cheese, crumbled
15 ml (1 tablespoon) mountain oregano*
Fresh ground black pepper
— Preheat oven to 200 ˚C (400 ˚F).
— In a bowl, mix all ingredients and form 12 patties. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season the patties lightly and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 45 minutes on the centre rack of the oven, turning the patties twice during cooking time.
NOTE — The original version of this recipe combines the keftedes and Greek style potatoes. Place the raw patties on the potatoes; turn the meat and gently toss the potatoes half way through (cooking time remains at 45 minutes). Serve with a Greek salad.
FINALE — Keftedes are delicious spread with some European salsa. Serve them with home made fries and a crisp green salad.
TRICK — Prepare your hamburgers using this recipe; spread them with tirokafteri and add arugula leaves. It will be a big success!
* Mountain oregano (from the Greek words «oros» which means mountain and «ganos» which means joy) has multiple tonic, curative and aromatic properties. It is sold dry on stems, and can be found in specialty stores.