Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lamb Kofte...SEASON'S EATINGS! :)

While I was making this recipe tonight, I couldn't stop repeating the lines from my favorite Saturday Night Live skit of all-time: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80460110/


  • 1/4 kilo ground lamb (about 1/2 a pound...if you can't find lamb, beef is ok, but lamb is uber delish)
  • 1/4 grated white onion (keep the juice)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 C dried bread crumbs 
  • 2 heaping T of cumin
  • 1 1/2 T hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T Salt
  • Generous dash of nutmeg
Prepare for Schweddy Lamb Balls! (Yes, I'm five years old...)
  • Grate the onion over the meat so you can use the juice in the mixture as well
  • Mix all the other ingredients in, and really get in there and massage the mixture with your hands
  • Form into golfball size shapes and allow to sit in the fridge for about an hour
  • Pre-heat your skillet to medium and use the back of a spatula to press the balls into flatter disk shapes (bye, bye, schweddy balls...)
  • It usually only takes a couple of minutes on each side

You can top them with this delish yogurt dressing if your heart desires (and yes, my heart desires...):
  • 2 c strained plain yogurt
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 T dill
  • 1 1/2 T mint
  • Generous dash of salt
Stir it all up, and again, let this set for at least an hour in the fridge so the garlic and other spices can really disperse.

Afiyet olsun!

1 comment:

  1. i'd like to wrap my mouth around one of those schweddy lamb balls. they sound so moist.