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Greek Lamb Meatballs


Serves: 10


50ml Milk

100g fresh White Breadcrumbs

700g minced Lamb

1 Onion, finely chopped

3 Tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh Mint, chopped, or ½ teaspoon dried

1 tablespoon mature Cheddar cheese, grated

2 Eggs beaten

Salt and Pepper to taste

50g Flour

Olive oil for frying

Mint leaves to garnish


  1. Mix the milk and breadcrumbs in a bowl and then using your fingers, squeeze the milk from the breadcrumbs and pour off.
  2. Add the lamb, onion, herbs, cheese and egg to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Season to taste, cover the bowl and set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll balls the size of walnuts, using all the mince.
  5. Sprinkle the flour on a plate, season and roll each meatball in it until evenly coated with the flour.
  6. Pour the olive oil in a frying pan to the depth of 2cm (½inch) and heat until very hot.
  7. Fry the meatballs in batches, turning frequently until evenly brown all over.
  8. As the meatballs cook remove them from the pan (with a slotted spoon) and drain on absorbent paper.
  9. Garnish with mint leaves.

Tips: You can serve this hot or cold. The recipe makes about 40 meatballs and if you serve this as part of a Greek meze, it will be enough for 10 people. If you serve the meatballs with rice and a salad, the recipe will serve about 6 people.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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