In a food processor, blitz the olive oil and the garlic, until the garlic breaks down.
Add the olive oil and garlic mixture into a large bowl, then add in the rest of the wet ingredients.
Combine all the wet ingredients into the bowl and then break the bread into the mixture. Add the cumin, chilli flakes and the basil.
Mash the mixture together with your hands, until the bread breaks up completely, adding a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Add the ground beef and the ground pork. Mix again with your hands until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
Once the mixture is done, it is time to start shaping. Shape the mixture in to long oval shapes, which is the traditional shape of these meatballs.
In a tray, add a generous amount of flour. Then, add the meatballs and coat them into the flour.
In a pan, add the vegetable oil and let it heat for 1 minute. Shake off excess flour and add the meatballs to the pan one at a time.
Brown them on both sides for about 5 minutes total. When ready, remove them from the pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towels so they can be drained of any excess oil.
Set the Soutzoukakia aside until needed.