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Soudzoukakia (Smyrna Meatballs)

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Category: Main Dish, Meat, Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Chopped meat
  • 3 sl White bread, crust trimmed
  • 3 cl Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin (or to taste)OR
  • 1 pn Cumin seed, pounded
  • Flour
  • Butter or oil for frying
  • 1 lb Tomatoes, peeled,seeded OR
  • 1 tb Tomato paste diluted with:
  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Egg (optional)
  • 1/4 c Red wine, or to taste


Have meat ground twice. Soak bread in cold water and squeeze out the
excess well. Mix meat, bread, garlic, and cumin together; form egg-shaped
meatballs; roll lightly in the flour. Heat butter or oil in a deep frying
pan. Fry the soudzoukakia until brown on all sides. Remove them from the
pan with a slotted spoon and put them into a pot. Pour the tomatoes (or
diluted tomato paste) into the pan with the butter or oil and cook together
for 3 to 5 min. Serve with rice.

NOTE: If you are using the egg and wine, add both to the mixture, and
use 1 more slice of bread.

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