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Yaya's Cypriot Keftedes



35 piece(s)


  • leaves of 6 sprigs of mint
  • 300 grams potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 200 grams onions, halved
  • 500 grams rump steak, roughly chopped and sinew free
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • olive oil (for frying only)

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place mint into mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 7.  Set aside.

  2. Place steak into mixing bowl and mince 10 sec/speed 7.  Set aside.

  3. Place potatoes and onions into mixing bowl and chop 10 sec/speed 5.

  4. Add all remaining ingredients into mixing bowl, including the reserved mint and steak mince and mix 10 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 5.  Check the bowl, scrape down sides and if necessary mix for a further 5 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 5.

  5. Roll the mixture into small balls (about a teaspoon in size).  The mixture could be refrigerated for about half an hour if you find it difficult to work with.  

  6. Heat about an inch of olive oil in a small frypan/shallow saucepan.  Add meatballs (in batches) to oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes in total, turning once.  Remove when brown all over and place in thermoserver lined with paper towel to soak up excess oil.

  7. Serve with tzatziki dip from the EDC.


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Mixture can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator until ready to cook.


Mixture is sticky to work with - it can be placed in the refrigerator before rolling into meatballs to decrease this, if required (but not necessary as meatballs will hold together when cooked).


Meatballs could be baked in the oven, but are traditionally fried.

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  • I made these but with a few

    Submitted by Elenacy on 8. February 2015 - 02:17.

    I made these but with a few modifications, 

    st  I chopped  parsley along with the mint

    2nd I drained most of the potato and onion juice 

    3rd I added 3/4 MC bread crumbs along with a splash of milk . Eggs should have been on the original ingredient's list but I did use any either and the keftedes turned out delicious. 

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  • Thanks Christine, they were

    Submitted by Julie-Ann Allen - Area Manager Qld on 22. January 2014 - 14:33.

    Thanks Christine, they were delicious!


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