Keftedes  ~ Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki (A huge hit with the family…something different for dinner)
A Flock In The City
A Flock In The City
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  • 16 Comments · In Cooking, Recipes, Tiny Farmhouse Kitchen In my house, dinner is a big deal everyday…i’m sure it’s probably the same at your house. The truth is I have a bunch of spoiled brats on my hands! I am always preparing dishes from far away places because I so enjoy that sort of thing but, as it turns out my Hubby and kids have come to expect some pretty exotic stuff. Ordinarily I don’t mind…I have really managed to stretch my kids palates pretty far at this point. That is something I am usually proud of, however….now these little greedy monkeys and their Father come to dinner at night as if they are attending a restaurant in a different country almost daily!!!! Tonight I made a perfectly delicious roast chicken with the potatoes roasted under the chicken (to soak up those yummy juices…the chicken is cooked on a rack so crispy is still priority) and they all looked at me like I had gone mad! As good a chicken as it was..full of flavor with herbs, garlic and lemon they gave me the “oh, it’s just roast chicken” faces. Can you believe this!!!! I should give them Cheerios for dinner tomorrow and see what they think of that!!!! Once they dug in and tasted my roasted chicken and potatoes they were very happy….but it was too late….I was already appalled. Jeez. It’s a rough crowd here.
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  • 2 lbs Ground beef (80% lean if possible) too lean causes dry meatballs
  • 1 lb Ground pork
  • 3 cups cubed day old bread
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 beer or white wine (I used beer because it was handy)just be sure it’s not a dark beer.
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 scallions chopped (both white and green parts)
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves chopped (no stems)
  • 24 oz. Greek style yogurt
  • 2 large cucumbers (seeded and shredded on a box grater or similar)
  • 3 large fresh garlic cloves (finely minced or run through a garlic press)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped). (this is a guess, I just grab about half a bunch and chop leaves no stems)
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  • 2 lemons salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano



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