Mince & Rice Dumplings with Dill, Egg & Lemon Sauce

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Appears in
Apples for Jam

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2010

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These are wonderfully soft meat and rice dumplings that most Greek children eat on a regular basis. If you think that your children might not appreciate the green flecks of dill in the sauce then you can leave it out — they probably won’t notice it in the dumplings and it does give a special and definite flavour.



  • 1 kg(2 lb4 oz) minced (ground) pork and veal


For the dumplings, put the minced meat, oregano, dill, parsley, egg, rice and onion in a mixing bowl with the milk and season well with salt. Knead with your hands so it is all very well mixed. Shape the dumplings by breaking off chunks about the size of a large walnut and quickly patting them into balls or ovals.

Heat the oil and garlic in a non-stick frying pan and fry the dumplings i