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Moldovan Chiftele (Flat Meatballs)

Delicious little treats often served as an appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Moldovan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 1336kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 lb. Minced meat pork, beef, lamb or chicken or combination
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1 piece bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Oil for frying


  • Place the bread in water to soften it and place all the ingredients except the oil together in a bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Using a small scoop, make balls in equal size and flatten them.
  • Repeat until the mixture is used up
  • Heat a bit of oil in a frying pan on medium heat and fry the meat patties until golden on both sides and cooked through.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve warm


Calories: 1336kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 88g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 486mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 1536mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1501IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 12mg