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Old 12-31-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Meatballs with whole wheat bread?

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I want to make Greek meatballs (keftedes), but meatball recipes always call for white bread, which I don't eat. Can't I use whole wheat bread when making meatballs instead of white bread? If not, why not?

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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You can use any kind of bread or crackers. Most recipes specify white bread because that has been the standard household bread for decades.

If you use a bread with a stronger flavor that white bread, expect it to effect the flavor of the meatballs.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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Keftedes are one of my favorite Greek dishes. There is no reason you can't make these beauties with wheat bread. Just use a little less since wheat bread is denser than white bread. The bread just might give the meatballs a very interesting flavor although with all of the other ingredients you may not even notice.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I made them with breadcrumbs. Delicious. First, I fried the onions and then I added breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, minced garlic, oregano, black pepper and a little cumin.
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Sound great to me! Did you use Lamb for the meat?
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:19 AM   #6
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Sound great to me! Did you use Lamb for the meat?
I used minced beef. Anyway, it's very easy to make, there really is nothing to brag about here
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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I always substitute whole wheat bread/crumbs in recipes, I never notice a difference
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