(in Greek cooking) small meatballs made with herbs and onions.
- ‘While entertaining, try out some Greek recipes, such as keftedes or loukoumades.’
- ‘Maybe if you didn't stuff your fat face so full of keftedes and retsina Mark, you might be able to run around and score a few more goals.’
- ‘In the event, father-of-three Whittock came away with just £1,000 after falling foul of a cookery question and insisting that Greek keftedes, or meatballs, were sweet pastries.’
- ‘The best dishes we sampled were meatballs similar to Greek keftedes, full of garlic and spices, in a thin but tasty tomato-based sauce.’
From Greek kephtedes, plural of kephtes, via Turkish from Persian koftah.