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Greek Fried Meatballs

A super easy recipe for Greek fried meatballs which make the perfect party or pre dinner nibble.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: starters
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 500 g/1lb20z minced beef or lamb or mix of both
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 slices crustless bread
  • A little milk
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • wedges of lemon to serve


  • Soak the bread in milk for 10 minutes then squeeze out as much liquid as possible
  • Place all ingredients (apart from the lemon wedges) into a bowl and mix together thoroughly using your hands to squish and squeeze everything together
  • Pull off pieces and roll into small balls the size of a largish marble
  • Fry in olive oil for 5-10 minutes (15-20 mins for larger meatballs) rolling around in pan so all browned
  • Serve with lemon wedges