These is a very traditional Turkish Recipe. It can be made by beef or lamb also..Lets enjoy the Turkish Meatballs (Kofta) Recipe...
- 1 cup fine fresh breadcrumb These is a very traditional Turkish Recipe.You can use beef or lamb also..
- 1 lb lean ground lamb
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Make the bread crumbs by breaking up
2 slices of stale but not dried out whole wheat bread into the bowl of a food processor. 2
Whizz until finely crumbed.
3 Add the ground lamb and the egg, and process until blended.
4 Add the spices, garlic and parsley.
5 Process the meat well to achieve a fine texture.
6 Roll the mixture into small meatballs (I use a melonballer) or finger shaped patties using
7 You may cook them at once, or refrigerate the mixture for several hours.
8 (If your meat is very fresh, you can divide it in half and wrap part well in plastic for the
next day's meal.) Heat the oil in a heavy skillet, and fry the balls or patties until cooked
through and evenly browned.
9 The meatballs should be stirred several times, the patties turned once.
10 Remove them with a slotted spoon to drain.
11 Serve the meatballs hot or at room temperature as an appetizer.
12 Lovely with a yogurt or tahini sauce, on a bed of rice or in a pita.