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Recipe: Meatball Skewers with Yeni Rakı (Keftedakia)

(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


Day before, remove crust and soak breads 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 large mixing bowl. Squeeze breads 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 hour. 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!

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