North African Lamb Kaftas

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by AcadiaTwo

Yummy Kaftas are perfect for lunch or appetizer. Serve with your favorite yogurt cucumber dipping sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix lamb, onion, poppy seeds, cumin, salt, cinnamon and cayenne in large bowl.
  2. Add egg and mix well.
  3. Form lamb mixture into a 3 x 1/2 inch long rolls.
  4. Repeat with remaining lamb mixture to make about 12 kaftas.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet on medium heat and add 1/2 of the kaftas.
  6. Cook kaftas for 7 minutes or until cooked through and browned on all sides.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Repeat with remaining kaftas, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil as needed.
  9. To serve kaftas, carefully slide a wooden skewer lengthwise through center of each kafta.
  10. Serve with Dipping Sauce.

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