Friday, November 19, 2010

Kofta: Middle Eastern Meatballs

Posted by Alison

Basic Kofta Mixture
What do I need?
  • 1kg finely ground lamb (or beef but lamb is better)
  • 1 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spices
  • 1 cup finely chopped or ground onions
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What do I do?

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and knead well. Place the mixture through the fine blade of a grinder twice or alternatively knead well for a further 20 minutes occasionally adding small quantities of iced water.  
Then add
1 egg white
1kg Basic Kafta Mixture flour
Olive or Nut oil
Mix the unbeaten egg white into the kafta mixture. Mould the mixture into little patties. Dip the patties in flour and pan fry in hot oil.
Tips and Tricks: Serve with potato chips and salad or sauteed vegetables. Hoummus b'Tahini (otherwise known as Homus) can be used as a sauce.

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