Grecian Lamb Balls

Another original from Melissa Diane Smith's book, "Going Against the Grain". I make this just as she wrote it. They're delicious and freeze well.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, knead together the lamb, garlic, parsley, oregano or mint, and cinnamon until they are well mixed.
  • Form into 1-inch meatballs and place in a baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until done to your liking.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice just before serving.
  • Variation: For Dill Lamb Balls; Substitute 2 tsp dried dill for the oregano or mint and omit the cinnamon.
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"Another original from Melissa Diane Smith's book, "Going Against the Grain". I make this just as she wrote it. They're delicious and freeze well."
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  1. NTexas
    I made these lamb balls exactly by the recipe. I did the oregano route (not mint). I was a bit concerned about using cinnamon, but the lamb balls came out very good. I made a sauce using plain yogurt just to compliment the lamb balls, but there's no need for it.
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  2. Maeven6
    Wonderful dish. We added the spices right in the middle. Worked up two pounds and made paddys and put them on the grill. Great dish.
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  3. Sarah Chana
    I just made almost five (5) pounds of these for an upcoming holiday and they are just great! Thanks for this lovely recipe. It is both mild and tasty, and not to overpoweringly "lamby" for our family.
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  4. Marietta Mary Lou
    It is really different and delicious; not at all hard to make, but a bit time-consuming. My husband, with his spoiled palate, said \
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  5. nightship538
    Very authentic-tasting and easy to make. I did not have parsley, so I used cilantro and only about a half-teaspoon cinnamon. The lemon juice really enhances the flavor of lamb! Serve with french fries for an authentic "grecian" meal.
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