When we were young, we usually went swimming at a place called Skala Oropou, opposite Euboeia to the north west of Athens.
We waited until my Dad came home from work around 4pm and we all bundled into the car (A green VW Beetle, which we had because my father was a Panathinaikos supporter) and the five of us would end up at the little beach about an hour later.
Apart from my parents and my brother, we took my grandfather Abraham, an unbelievable person about whom I will talk more about some other time.
As we spent many hours at a beach that was quite far from taverns and places to get food, my good mother would prepare and take whatever was necessary to have a meal after our swim.
Of course one of her classic dishes was her meatballs. So now I always connect meatballs with summer, the sun, saltiness and almost always eat them cold or at room temperature.
So if I go in another season to a taverna, I would never order meatballs ever.
Naturally as I was growing up whenever we went for a swim with friends or later with “partners” I would prepare and take meatballs… sometimes it was a little embarrassing in more upmarket organised beaches opening the Tupperware..
Years later when I read the book “To Live, To Love and To Learn” by Leo Bouskalia, I read a story about how when they travelled as a family on an aeroplane to go somewhere, they always took their food in Tupperware for the journey. I was delighted to hear this :) but not as much as it would seem…
I don’t do it so much now as too much fried food isn’t good for you anyway.
They asked me at Neo Epsilon TV to make them so I thought let’s see how they turn out.
I didn’t have my mother’s recipe …I found one in the Tselemende Cookbook and some others online from trusted sites so combined them to make my own.
They turned out really well so here they are.
I don’t know if I will make them again however..but if I ask you for old times sake to go swimming together taking some Tupperware with cold meatballs and stuffed peppers would you be interested???