Keftes De Prassa (Leek Meatballs)
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Keftes De Prassa (Leek Meatballs)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:46:05 AM. Recipe ID 6197. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Keftes de prassa (leek meatballs)
 Categories: Beef, Herbs, Sephardic, Vegetables
      Yield: 6 Servings
      1 bn Leeks
  1 1/2 c  ;Salted water
      2 lb Lean ground beef
      4    Eggs; beaten
      1 ts Each cumin and turmeric
      1 ts Each salt and pepper
      2 ts Garlic; finely chopped
    1/4 c  Dill weed or
      2 ts Dried dill weed
    1/4 c  Sesame seeds
           Olive or vegetable oil
           Lemon wedges or
           Red wine vinegar
  Cut off roots from bulb end of leeks.  Remove tough outer leaves and
  trim off tops.  Slice lengthwise and wash thoroughly under running
  water. Slice into 1/2" pieces. Bring salted water to a boil, add
  leeks, and simmer 10 minutes or until leeks are tender.  Drain in a
  colander and squeeze all water from leeks.
  Combine remaining ingredients (except flour and oil), add leeks, and
  blend gently.  Shape into meatballs and roll in flour. Flatten
  meatballs a little and fry in 1/4" oil until brown on both sides. Add
  more oil to pan when necessary.  Serve with lemon wedges or red wine
  Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
  Variations:  Substitute 5 cups finely chopped parsley or scallions
  for the leeks.  The beef mixture can be shaped into finger rolls,
  stuffed with cooked rice, and fried in olive or sesame oil. Or
  barbecue the meatballs after coating them with flour.

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Recipe ID 6197 (Apr 03, 2005)

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