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Friday, July 29, 2011

The greekball sandwich and the not-so-greek salad

This is a "C-O" Curry Original.

The salad might not be too original or the sandwich for that matter, but I could be the first to coin the term "greekball sandwich."  I was gonna google it but thought that I might find evidence that could take the wind out of my sails. Forward I march. Meatballs are nothing new in my kitchen.  Then one day my wife had a cravin' for Mediterranean and an idea was born...  Take the Italian meatball sandwich and put a Greek spin on it.  Throw the "not-so-Greek" salad on the plate and we have a fun little weeknight meal. 

Let's start with the sauce cause it needs to chill in the fridge for a lil while.

8 oz greek yogurt
olive oil - just pour a touch in
cucumber - peeled, seeded then cubed
garlic - depends on how much you like garlic...
onion - i grate mine into the yogurt, no pieces just flavor
one lemon juiced
dill if ya got it.

Mix it up - let it chill for an hour or so.

Now for the greekball...

So there is your greekball cooking away.  Here's whats in 'em.

1 lb ground turkey - or ground beef, whatever you want
diced red onion - small one
egg - chicken works best
dash of Worcestershire
dash of franks red hot
dry mustard - wet works too
smoked paprika - don't have it? go buy it!
tomato - diced for topping
lettuce - topping
black olives - topping
note : also makes a darn good burger with green olives added

Mix all this together and form the meatballs.  I don't pay much attention to specific quantities of things.  I like to keep them smaller than a golf ball so you have that nice crispy outer shell in every bite.  Put some olive oil in your pan and cook it up!  When cooked to your likin', build that sandwich!  Here's mine.

BTW toast the bun, it's kind of a big deal!

The not-so-greek salad

1 head lettuce or other green leafy stuff
olive oil

Clean the leafy stuff and dry after tearin' or choppin'.  Take a bowl and our some olive oil in it - couple glugs.  Then a few dashes of balsamic.  Press a couple garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix the snot out of it then add to the greens along with the feta and tomatoes.

The salad pairs nicely with the greekball sandwich - bon appetit!

Stay tuned, I'll be introducing an addition to the family in my next post.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy post Mamba! I'll have to try this out asap after I get some chicken eggs. Keep these recipes coming!