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Gluten free Greek Meatballs

Gluten free Greek Meatballs

Gluten free Greek Meatballs

Greek meatballs (keftedes) are extremely versatile and absolutely delicious. They can be served as an appetiser on a sharing plate, with a side of rice for dinner or in a pita bread wrap for lunch on the run. They are perfect for kids lunch boxes and extremely popular at parties.

Keftedes are traditionally made with breadcrumbs but Helen’s gluten-free version replaces breadcrumb with finely grated potato to achieve a crisp exterior with a light and fluffy centre. These meatballs will quickly become a staple in your household and a favourite amongst kids. Bite size + delicious = huge crowd pleasure.

Makes 12 meatballs.


500g beef mince

1 egg, beaten

1 sebago potato, peeled

1 brown onion,grated

2 tbs flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 tbs mint, finely chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp sea salt flakes

Pinch of cracked pepper

Olive oil to fry

Lemon wedge to serve


*1. Finely grate potato and squeeze out excess moisture firmly with both hands. Combine with all other ingredients in a bowl.

*2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out into small balls.

*3. Fry in oil rotating frequently until browned all over.

*4. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle extra salt if required.

*5. Serve with lemon wedges.

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