Greek Meatball soup (youvarlakia)

What are Youvarlakia, and how do you make them?

Youvarlakia is A traditional Greek soup with meatballs, and lemony Avgolemono, a soup full of goodness!

The Avgolemono makes this soup so different! Youvarlakia!

A great soup as a main or a starter, a soup loved by my guests!

Here is what you will need!

Greek meatballs Giouvarlakia
Greek meatballs- Youvarlakia

500 gr. (1 lb) minced beef (lean)

1 cup rice (Arborio)

1 large onion-grated

1 egg

1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped or 1 tbs dry

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper according to your taste

Flour for coating

2 potatoes diced

For the soup

8 cups of water

1/2 cup olive oil

4 tbs chicken or beef base

Salt and pepper

Here is how to make Youvarlakia!

In a bowl, mix together, meat, rice, onion, mint, oil,1 egg, salt, and pepper.

Form mixture in small, bite-size balls and roll in flour.

Place the water with the base, potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper on heat! When it starts to boil, place the meatballs gently in hot water and cook the meatballs in low to medium heat for 30 minutes.

When done, remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes! Your Youvarlakia are ready!

Here is how to make the famous Avgolemono:

In a bowl, beat the 2  eggs, until soft picks form.

In a bowl add the lemon juice and 1/2 cup liquid from the soup, as you continue beating another minute, add the juice to the egg mixture and continue beating slowly for another minute!

Now pour the Avgolemono in the soup!

Your Youvarlakia soup is ready, no boiling from this point, just add a little pepper to your plated soup, and you are good to go!

Recipe from the book “Take the taste of Greece with you”! Best in the world by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!

Take the Taste of Greece with you,By Litsa Bolontzakis
Books by Litsa Bolontzakis!



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