Turkish Meatballs

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Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

I learned to make this at a Turkish cooking class. Serve it with a variety of Middle Eastern dishes and feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste. What I've given is an absolute minimum, but when I make the meatballs I normally throw in extra cumin and sometimes chilli flakes. You can also make this with minced beef.

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  1. Cook the bulgur by covering it with a cup of boiling water and letting it soak in a covered bowl for about 10 minutes.
  2. Uncover and let cool for a few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put the rest of the ingredients except the parsley in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add in the cooled bulgur and use your hands to thoroughly mix everything together.
  5. Roll them with your hands into balls around the same size as a golf ball and flatten them a little.
  6. Now you can either bake them in a hot oven for around 10 minutes or fry them in hot oil until they are browned all over.
  7. Serve with parsley sprinkled on top.