Meatball with A Twist: Keftedakia Recipe
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​(Serves 4 – 5)


  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 cup Yeni Rakı
  • 3/8 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 chopped onions
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp. diced mint
  • 1 minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Red onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pepper to taste


A day before, remove crust and soak slices of bread in Yeni Rakı 5 minutes. Heat 3 tablespoon olive oil for moderate heat in a large heavy skillet. 

Saute onions until onions are soft. Put them in a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the bread dry. Add bread, meat, egg, mint, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to mixing bowl. Knead them well.

Shape into 1 inch balls and refrigerate 1-2 hours​. Soak wooden skewers in water for 1-2 minutes. Aline meatball, cherry tomatoes, red onion and bell pepper, respectively. Heat the grill, add 1/2 tbsp olive oil and put skewers on.

Share, savour and enjoy!